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  • DEWA to install solar panels on water reservoirs

    United Arab Emirates November 19 , 2017

    Etihad ESCO employed to design and install PV systems at Dubai reservoirs

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  • Bee’ah selects Italian firm to design new HQ interiors

    United Arab Emirates November 18 , 2017

    Building will be the first in the UAE to run on 100% renewable energy

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  • Omniyat agrees $120mn financing with Al Hilal Bank

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Islamic financing facilities focus on luxurious One Palm project

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  • Drake & Scull dives deeper into the red

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    MEP contractor posts $97.7mn third quarter loss amid ongoing restructuring

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  • The Case for Zero Energy Buildings

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    The technology is developing fast and awareness is growing in the region

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  • J&P wins main contract for The Address Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Deal marks the groundbreaking of the luxury hotel and residential development

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  • The Journey to Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    How do you introduce sustainability at all levels of the built environment?

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  • Dubai targets 163,840 real estate units by 2021

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    New real time analysis of real estate data aims to make buying decisions more rational for investors

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  • $95.3mn Azizi Aliyah Project on track

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    Developer strengthens portfolio of serviced apartments in Dubai

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  • Precast concrete to take the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    The Summit is a prelude to The Big 5 Heavy to take place from 26-28 March 2018

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  • wasl puts tower 3 at Park Gate Residences on sale

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    First two of the four towers sells out in under a month

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  • ARACO contracted as consultant on $20mn Dubai tower

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    Firm is named architectural consultant on the project in Barsha Heights area

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  • Exploring New Technologies in the DBFO Model

    November 13 , 2017

    Ranya Metwalli Shields, head of Sustainability at Al Hamra Kuwait will highlight the ’Sustainable Achievements and Lessons Learned on Live LEED Projects in the GCC Region’ during her session on the first day of The Big 5 Dubai.

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  • Lootah inspects Dubai Frame progress

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    New tourist attraction expected to open to the public later this month

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  • Berkeley Assets sets up MENA HQ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    Private equity firm invests in real estate, hospitality, logistics and technology sectors

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  • Emaar reports 32% hike in Q3 earnings

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    A surge in property sales spurs profit at Dubai’s largest developer

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  • EFS Facilities Services contracted by KAEC

    Saudi Arabia November 12 , 2017

    Three-year deal to provide FM services at the private Saudi city on the Red Sea

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  • Emirati consultancy more than doubles workforce

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    AESG expansion follows surge in demand for integrated services

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  • Caterpillar and Al-Bahar return to The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    Construction machinery heavyweights to have the largest stand at 2018 event

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  • Azizi to launch $6.8bn mega project this month

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    British themed development will have over 100 buildings with 30,000 units

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  • Arabtec delivers third straight quarterly profit

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    Construction contractor continues recovery backed by new project wins

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  • Leminar pens exclusive deal with Canada’s Flo Fab

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Agreement covers distribution of Flo Lab HVAC products in the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait

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  • DAMAC awards contracts worth over $90mn

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Deals cover the road network and main works within AKOYA Oxygen residential project

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  • Dubai has 28,600 buildings under construction

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Construction of 5,633 buildings completed in the first nine months of 2017

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  • Dubai: off-plan sales overtake ready transactions

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    First time the phenomenon has been seen since 2008

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  • HyperloopTT chairman coming to The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Bibop Gresta to address the Excellence in Construction Summit on November 26

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  • Social Contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    How ASGC became the contractor of choice for government backed social infrastructure projects

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  • Grimshaw opens new office in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Architectural practice opens base in D3 Design District to support UAE projects

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  • TIME Hotels to launch Saudi resort

    November 05 , 2017

    New opening to be part of GCC expansion plans

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  • KEO appoints new MD for its PMI division

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Mark Jamieson to play crucial role in KEO’s continuous growth in the market

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  • Steeled for Success

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Emirates Steel is primed to become the region’s leading supplier to the construction industry

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  • Pump up the volume

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Italy’s DAB Water Technology aims to boost its Middle East customer base

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  • Is the Future Bright for Solar in Saudi?

    Saudi Arabia November 05 , 2017

    The kingdom must incentivise private investment in the solar market

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  • Augmented Reality: A Powerful Ally in Construction

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    AECOM says its new app could be a game changer in managing the operation and maintenance of buildings

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  • Ritchie Bros. launches IronPlanet in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    Construction machinery auctioneer to introduce its online only service

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  • UAE likely to fall short of construction contract forecast

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    Nearly $20bn worth of contracts need to be signed in Q4 to meet $45bn prediction.

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  • Ellington tops out its second Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Developer marks construction milestone at 188 unit residential project

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  • Besix invites students on Dubai site visit

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Trip is part of a collaboration with a local art gallery

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  • Laticrete to unveil innovative solutions at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Supercap will be a major highlight of the company's stand at the show next month

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  • Construction gathers pace at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Pavilions for some participant countries reach above-ground level

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  • Lootah Real Estate completes 50% of The Waves

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Project located in Jumeirah Village Circle is due for handover by Q4 2018

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  • Union Properties forms new investment arm

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    UPP Capital Investment will specialise in direct and indirect real estate investments

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  • Dubai: RTA spends $20bn on projects in 10 years

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2017

    The city is primed to become one of the world’s smartest in mobility terms.

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  • Dubai launches MENA’s first e-commerce free zone

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2017

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils $735mn project

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  • Grundfos introduces energy check service

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2017

    Pump specialist to help companies lower their energy footprint

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  • Dubai has 453 rooftop solar installations

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2017

    Shams Dubai initiative now generating 18.7 MW of electricity

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  • SKM launches new line of chillers

    October 28 , 2017

    Products to be showcased at The Big 5 in Dubai from November 26-29

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  • Arcadis appoints City Executive for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Mario Pishiri has 20 years' experience of living and working in the emirate

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  • WSP joins Dubai’s exclusive fire and life safety list

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Consultant achieves 'House of Expertise’ status with Dubai Civil Defence

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  • Emaar awards $140mn contract to Al Futtaim Carillion

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Creek Horizon is scheduled to be complete in early 2020

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  • The Sustainable City lives up to its name

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Dubai project saves 1,402 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in a year

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  • Taking 3D printing to new heights

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    The founder of Cazza has set his sights on pioneering the technology in the construction world

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  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit Dubai International Airport

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Dubai Airports aims for annual energy savings of up to 20%

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  • ASGC begins work on Dubai Mall expansion

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Project will add further retail space to Downtown Dubai

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  • Lootah Real Estate invites bids for Dubai South project

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Project to add 1.15mn sq ft of residential units

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  • Nakheel profits rise 2.5% to $1.09bn

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    The developer has handed around 1,200 units to customers so far this year

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  • Tunnel work begins on Dubai Metro extension

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed launches boring machine at site near Discovery Gardens.

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  • Aspect chooses Aconex to manage Dubai school project

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Platform used for integrated cost control with process and information management

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  • Azizi nears completion of ninth project in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Construction of Azizi Montrell passes 80% ahead of February handover

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  • Sobha launches Building 5 in Hartland Aflux

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Construction is due for completion in October 2019

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  • A Year is Not Long Enough

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    The impact of yearly software upgrades on BIM implementation

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  • Dubai plans AED 10mn 'community charity' park

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    The plans is part of the Year of Giving

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  • Dubai real estate transactions hit $55.6bn in 9 months

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    Data indicates an increasing demand across all property categories

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  • New solution form Elfo for wastewater treatment

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    The series will target specific needs of different applications

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  • Getting Back to Basics

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Feras Kalthoum, acting CFO, Drake & Scull International, on the plan to return the MEP contractor to former glory.

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  • PROJECTS: Timely delivery key for buyers

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    ARTAR says punctuality, fire safety important factors for investors

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  • 3D printing: Pushing the limits of architecture

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Chris Kelsey, CEO of 3D printing company ‘Cazza’, to speak at The Big 5’s Excellence in Construction Summit

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  • Deyaar and Huawei to deliver smarter properties

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Developer to elevate living experience through cutting edge technology

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  • Offplan property sales soar in Dubai

    October 21 , 2017

    Q3 transaction values more than double to AED 4bn says Chestertons

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai related projects worth $33bn

    United Arab Emirates October 21 , 2017

    Hundreds of projects now underway as 3-year countdown begins, says BNC Network

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  • France returns to The Big 5 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2017

    26 companies to present products, services and expertise at the show

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  • Multiplex wins main contract for twin towers at JBR

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa will be the tallest building on the waterfront

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  • DAMAC reports 20% drop in Q3 profit

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Cost of sales drag on bottom line despite rise in revenue

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  • Supplier Focus - Mustafa Moiz, managing director, Speedex

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    The Big 5 Hub caught up with the managing director of the Dubai-based tool distributor

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  • Al Shirawi FM selected for Dubai’s IHC

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    Firm continues close relationship with Dubai Industrial City

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  • Azizi readies $6.8bn mega project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    The centrally located development will add 30,000 units before Expo 2020

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  • BAM wins $17mn Dubai road contract

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    DP World awards deal to build link to Jebel Ali Port Terminal 4

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  • ABB bags $45mn order to power Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    Firm will build an electricity substation for the project

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  • RSG completes foundation works on Burj Sabah

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2017

    Construction works were supported by 3 concrete pumps, 12 mixers and an on-site concrete testing lab

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  • KEO secures Dubai Maritime City contract

    United Arab Emirates October 15 , 2017

    Contract to include preparation of infrastructure design & build documentation for Phase 1 of the project

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  • Dubai developer plots $1bn spend

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Reign Holdings backs hotel apartments in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle.

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  • Wasl sells first tower at Park Gate Residences

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Developer prepares to launch sales of second tower

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  • Nakheel awards $45mn marina contract at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Investment in the mega project tops AED 7.5bn with latest deal

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  • Eagle Hills signs Emaar for Bahrain project

    Bahrain October 12 , 2017

    Agreement marks Emaar Entertainment’s first international expansion in the GCC

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  • Al Ghurair to invest $1.36bn on 58 projects in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    Projects will be built in Deira, Bur Dubai, Al Barsha, Al Qusais, and Al Warqa

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  • Al Shirawi FM contracted for Dubai luxury tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    Firm signs with Signatures Estate for 118 Luxury Tower in Downtown Dubai

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  • Solar key to achieving UAE’s 2050 Energy Strategy

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The Big 5 Solar 2017 gets UAE Ministry of Energy patronage

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  • Meraas to launch Phase 1 of La Mer next week

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The second phase of the project will open in early 2018

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  • Dubai: A Maturing Market

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    David Godchaux, CEO of real estate company Core Savills, allays fears that the Dubai property market is becoming oversupplied.

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  • Windows, Doors & Facades sector hits new heights

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Tradeshow sees a 33% jump in visitor numbers to over 7,000

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  • Stored Potential

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Combining solar photovoltaic (PV) with storage could provide huge benefits to developers and utilities

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  • Gulf Glass deals highlight GCC market potential

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait identified as key glass markets in the region

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  • Hormann launches thermal insulated industrial sectional doors

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    This technology reduces energy, while lowering heating costs and CO2 emissions

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  • Dubai: Rooftop solar power capacity hits 17.7MW

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    DEWA installs further 2MW of across two carports.

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  • ENBD REIT buys Dubai Internet City building for $76mn

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Acquisition from SWEID & SWEID grows the real estate trust’s portfolio to $447mn

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  • Azizi awards contracts for $3.2bn Azizi Riviera

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    KSS, Zahrat Al Safa and Seidco to build phases 1 and 2 of the huge development.

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  • Raimondi Cranes bolsters Middle East team

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Raimondi Cranes bolsters Middle East team

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  • DAMAC: Expo 2020 driving demand for hotel apartments

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Investor appetite for hospitality projects spikes in anticipation of the mega event

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  • Dubai switches to Al Saafat green building rating system

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    New initiative will come into force in early 2018, says DM.

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  • Dubai South awards $163mn residential contract

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Al Qabdah Global Building Contracting to build The Pulse

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  • HVAC spend on Dubai projects hits $1.5bn

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The Big 5 Dubai 2017 to introduce dedicated HVAC hall

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  • Bin Touq breaks ground on new $11mn HQ

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Transportation company launches facility at Dubai Industrial Park

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  • Emaar launches Vida Harbour Point

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The hotel is one of 7 upcoming Vida hotel projects in the UAE

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  • Tanmiyat names contractor for three towers in Dubai

    October 03 , 2017

    Beijing Emirates Company to deliver projects over the next six months

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  • Bellevue Towers passes construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Dubai Properties’ completes concrete raft casting at AED 200mn residential project

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  • Laing O’Rourke contracted for data centre project

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project to include the construction of three two-storey buildings and specialist mechanical, electrical and plumbing works

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  • Ellington Properties launches new project in MBR City

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project will feature twin towers offering one- and two-bedroom units

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  • SEWA to support The Big 5 Solar next month

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Chairman H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem to speak at the Global Solar Leader’s Summit (GSLS)

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  • Legal Eagle

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Sachin Kerur – head of Middle East Region at law firm Pinsent Masons – on the recent rise in construction disputes, the potential for alternative project finance models and the growing use of technology in the construction sector.

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  • Perkins+Will appoints new MD for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 02 , 2017

    Appointment part of design firm’s growth strategy in the Middle East

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  • Former Kerzner man appointed Omniyat CFO

    United Arab Emirates October 02 , 2017

    Ali Tabbal was also previously CFO of Kingdom Holding and Dubai Holding

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  • Dubai Frame to open in November

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Emaar agrees to market the city’s latest landmark.

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  • Meraas opens Al Seef project on Dubai Creek

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    The tourist destination offers dining, shopping and hospitality options

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  • Nshama hands over first Town Square units

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Owners take delivery of 320 Zahra townhouses in the heart of the 31 million sq ft project.

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  • Palma to complete Serenia Residences in December

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Developer signs with four luxury suppliers for outfitting.

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  • UAE pioneers landmark Mars project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2017

    Laboratories, testing & study centres and a museum included in the plans

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  • Viega opens new Middle East office in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    German pipe system manufacturer strengthens footprint in the region.

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  • Parsons appoints new area manager for MEA

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Responsibilities include infrastructure and transport project in Dubai

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  • Imdaad launches biofuel station in Jebel Ali

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Eco-friendly fuel derived from food waste will be used to run waste compactor trucks

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Imdaad inks software partnership

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Technology facilitates smoother collaboration between project stakeholders

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  • Work begins on Uptown Dubai mega project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Development near JLT was previously known as Burj2020 district.

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  • Arabtec unit wins $54mn contract with Emaar

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Subsidiary Target to build two tower residential project in Downtown Dubai.

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  • Parsons bolsters MEA infrastructure and transport team

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Max Clark takes over as Dubai-based business development director based

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  • Key trade shows focus on hot industry topics

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Conferences and workshops draw the crowds at Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • UAE recognised as regional hub for the global glass industry

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    International exhibitors at Gulf Glass confirm positive outlook

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  • Four construction shows see spike in visitor numbers

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show fast becoming the leading platform for professionals in the sector.

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  • Showtime in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    FM Expo, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, and Gulf Glass get underway.

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  • WDF 2017: Facade safety in the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    UAE is keen to introduce the latest innovations when it comes to fire safety of facades

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Cleaners should be paid more, says top CEO

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Farnek Services CEO says wage hike would raise standards

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  • FM EXPO 2017: UAE market revenue to almost double by 2022

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Construction growth, technology and service efficiency to underpin growth

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  • New product launches mark Gulf Glass opening

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    The seventh edition of the show opened with a series of new launches.

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  • Thousands to descend on Dubai building events

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    FM EXPO, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, Windows, Doors & Facades and Gulf Glass open on Monday.

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  • ARACO wins three Dubai projects valued at $107mn

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Engineering firm contracted by local family owned conglomerate.

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  • RERA pushes retrofitting of fire-resistant facades

    September 24 , 2017

    Owners “strongly encouraged” to replace cladding across Dubai.

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  • ALEC appointed to build One Za'abeel

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Construction is on track to complete in Q4 2020.

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  • Deadline extended for Gaia Awards 2017 entries

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Free-of-charge opportunity to gain exposure and recognition for innovative products

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  • Solar Cities

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Integrated solar into building facades and windows could be a game changer for sustainability in the region

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  • Imdaad to launch first “work series” at FM Expo 2017

    September 24 , 2017

    Series will provide insights on facilities management and the disruptors behind the rapid transformation of the industry

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  • Special Report: The Smart Move

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    FM firms are tuning in to the benefits of more sophisticated technologies.

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  • Designed for Life

    September 24 , 2017

    Principal landscape architect with SSH, Boris Fabinski, explains how cities are evolving from car-dominated environments into more liveable spaces

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  • Special Report: The Feel Good Factor

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    How building design can improve the health of its occupants.

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Rising costs and dwindling margins put pressure on FM sector

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Margins in the facilities management industry are thin and getting thinner

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  • Landscape ‘modelling’

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Christopher Smeaton, BIM manager of landscape & urban planning at InSite tells us about the top trends in the industry

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  • Emaar joins Dubai Harbour mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Developer to build residences and a hotel covering 10 million sq ft.

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  • Euro Auctions makes Dubai debut

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Inaugural construction machinery sale sees 448 lots go under the hammer.

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  • Perkins+Will appoints new associate principal

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Lister brings more than 25 years of experience in retail, leisure and hospitality

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  • Glass recycling in the UAE hospitality industry key to meeting sustainability goals

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Empty glass bottle waste should also be recognised as a valuable recyclable commodity

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  • UAE: hospitality projects valued at over $70bn

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Dubai provides almost two thirds of ongoing projects in the whole country.

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  • Nakheel assesses bids for Deira Islands hotel

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Contract award expected by the end of the year

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  • Italy’s CIFA targets Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Concrete laying specialist to exhibit at The Big 5 Heavy 2018

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  • Asteco wins exclusive deal for new mixed-use tower

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    The mixed-use tower to have more than 650 apartments, 11 offices, 9 retail units

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  • Dubai Municipality launches $354mn drainage project

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    Project will cover Al Maktoum Airport and the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

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  • Al Hamra Group appoints new senior executives

    September 18 , 2017

    Appointments are part of plans to lead the company in its next phase of growth

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  • Special DIFC court created for tech and construction disputes

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    Launches in same week as new electronic case management system

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  • DEWA awards contract for $3.9bn solar plant

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai Electric shatter CSP world record.

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  • ARACO to design and project manage $44mn building

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    The 32 storey residential project is due for completion in December 2019

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  • MAG PD launches $1.1bn residential project in Meydan

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    MAG EYE is the developer’s second major project launch of the week

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  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit 243 wasl Properties buildings

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    SmartAE awarded a $18.78mn contract for project which could save $4mn

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  • UAE FM market hits record $12.49bn

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    Eleventh edition of FM EXPO to capitalise on the UAE industry’s growing potential

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  • Kleindienst launches The Floating Venice in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    The luxury vessel resort is a world first, with features like an underwater lobby and spa

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  • Deyaar reveals AED1bn South Bay development

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    Project will add new residential and hospitality offerings to Business Bay

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  • Thought-leaders to take stage at leading landscape show

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    The agenda will be based on three themes - design, general overview and sustainability & smart-related topics

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  • Meraas adds second cruise terminal to Dubai Harbour plan

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Project will accommodate 1.2 million passengers per year.

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  • SHUAA Capital to build tower on Sheikh Zayed Road

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Dubawi will have 500 hotel rooms and serviced apartments and 500 apartments.

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  • ARTAR chooses new fire resistant cladding for Mada Residences

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Porcelain cladding offers fire-resistance up to temperatures of 1,200ºC.

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  • MAG Property Development unveils $600mn resort

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    MAG Creek Wellbeing Resort will be located on the creek close to Ras Al Khor

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  • ALEC wins Dubai Hills Mall contract

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Kez Taylor-led contractor to build Emaar-Meraas joint venture project.

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  • Dubai unveils legacy plans for Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    District 2020 to be long-term economic contributor

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  • Seven Tides to launch SE7EN Residences The Palm

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Two-tower development Palm Jumeirah features over 1,000 units

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  • Nakheel reveals plans for six new projects

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Range of developments includes residential, retail and hospitality.

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  • CSCEC selected for $2.2bn Motor City masterplan

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build the project in Motor City

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  • Meydan Sobha launches District One Residences

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Project is part of Phase 3 of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One

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  • Bahrain’s infrastructure projects valued at $32bn

    Bahrain September 11 , 2017

    The country to showcase $11bn worth key real estate projects at Dubai event

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  • Dubai Investments progresses projects worth $1.2bn

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Mirdiff Hills and Green Community developments close to completion.

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  • Frameless glazing systems from C3 Systems

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Horizontal and vertical glazing systems, and bioclimatic pergolas to be shown at Gulf Glass

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  • Kleindienst set to unveil $630mn Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Firm behind the Floating Seahorse says new project will feature a number of new world firsts

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  • First water home arrives at Marasi Business Bay

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Dubai Properties takes delivery of floating unit shipped from Finland.

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  • Azizi delivers three new projects in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Projects valued at $116.5mn, offering more than 300 residential units

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  • Fire Safety solutions on show at Windows, Doors and Facades 2017

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Exhibitors will showcase a range of solutions to help developers meet new regulations

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  • Phase 2 of Sobha Hartland launched

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Offering Dubai Canal views, the Gardenia Villas will be completed H2 2019

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  • DAMAC awards 370 contracts worth $950mn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Over 50% of contracts awarded for its AKOYA Oxygen development.

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  • ARADA unveils new $6.5bn community project in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2017

    Project to be built in phases, and expected to complete in 2025

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  • Laing O'Rourke reaches Deira hotel construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Contractor on track to complete construction of project in Q1 2018.

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  • GMG breaks ground on new JAFZA warehouse

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings is constructing the 40,000 sqm facility.

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  • Aldar launches $653mn Yas Island project

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Water’s Edge will comprise 2,225 homes in 13 apartment buildings.

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  • National Properties launches Phase 3 of Motor City project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The project will add 137 townhouse villas under the Casa Flores brand and 136 units within Eden Apartments

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  • Nakheel to launch 6 projects worth nearly $872mn

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The new projects to include residential, retail and hospitality offerings

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  • Global big data market to top $7tn by 2021

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    Middle East to support the growth; open data platform to drive citizen innovations and new digital revenue

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  • Essential factors for choosing a facade system

    September 04 , 2017

    Michel Francis, chief architect and design director at Dubai-based Dynamic Engineering Consultants (DEC), provides examples of essential factors in the selection of a façade system

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  • Dubai’s RTA and Siemens sign 3D printing agreement

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    Partnership seeks to manufacture spare parts for Dubai Metro

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  • RKM Durar unveils striking new canalside project

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    Two curved towers will contain almost 250 units

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  • Tempered vacuum insulated glass for the GCC

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    The tempered glass products increases productivity levels and further reduces energy consumption

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  • DEWA makes progress on $71m water project

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    The project includes the extension of major water transmission networks across the Emirate

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  • Neil Kee to head Benoy’s Dubai division

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Move coincides with design house’s tenth anniversary in the region.

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  • Emaar unveils 43 storey tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    17 Icon Bay will be located close to the Central Park area.

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  • Emma Harvey joins Macro

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Facilities management specialist previously worked for JLL, Arabtec and Serco.

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  • Lootah and Batta Technologies form water technology JV

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Partnership to provide sustainable water solutions in Dubai

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  • Two Marriott hotels planned for Dubai's JVC

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    WSW Architects to lead the project and WA International to manage interior design.

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  • Dufit Interiors partners with Le Cercle Middle East

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Joint venture combines fitout expertise with high-end furniture brands.

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  • The Workplace: A Starting Point to Achieve Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Johan Samuelsson – Vice President and General Manager of Trane, Middle East & Africa

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  • Commissioning Your Way to High Performance Buildings

    August 28 , 2017

    Director at Alpin Limited (Masdar City), Jourdan Alexander-Younis, elaborates the value of independent

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  • Bloom Properties awards enabling works for Bloom Towers

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    National Piling contracted for project in Dubai’s JVC.

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  • Emirates Glass won $27.2mn projects in H1 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    Of the total, AED 50mn of projects are based in the GCC

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  • VAT to bring massive changes to UAE solar industry

    August 27 , 2017

    Expert sheds light on VAT legislation and its impact on the growing solar industry in the UAE

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  • Dubai Food Park blueprint released

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2017

    New facility to help grow UAE food industry by a forecasted rate of 70% by 2030

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  • Dubai Municipality to begin works on Hatta Project

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Plans include developing a heritage area, constructing public rest houses and building pathways

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  • Al Naboodah named contractor for Emaar’s Creekside 18

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Nearly 6,500 m3 of concrete already poured at the project in Dubai Creek Harbour

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  • Dubai’s JLT to get new 200 metre tower

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Invest Group Overseas (IGO) reveals plans to build $136mn project

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  • DAMAC awards $310mn contract to Multiplex

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Contractor will build the 50-storey AYKON London One tower

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  • Waseela’s project workload hits record levels

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    ICT system integrator has never been busier as as GCC goes smart

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  • Waseela’s project workload hits record levels

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    ICT system integrator has never been busier as as GCC goes smart

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  • Farnek signs FM contract for Abu Dhabi project

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firm appointed to manage facilities at villa compound in Khalifa City A

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  • OPINION Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • Empower connects 75 new buildings this year

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    The district cooling service provider helps developers with technologies that can guarantee energy efficiency and achieve higher cost savings

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  • Emaar and Meraas launch mall at Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    The 2 million sq ft mall is scheduled to open in late 2019

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  • GCC projects market slumps by 20% in H1

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    MEED says second half of 2017 expected to show improvement

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  • Kele Contracting wins wasl contract

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Enabling works and infrastructure underway at Phase 1 of the project near Zabeel Park.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • ACES contracted for Dubai road project

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Specialist firm wins pile testing work for project led by CSCEC ME.

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  • Gate Avenue at DIFC to open by H1 2018

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Close to 3.5mn man-hours spent on the construction, of which 35% is completed

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  • Geze to showcase smart solutions for windows, doors and facades

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Innovators of window and door systems, Geze, will be highlighting a range of new technologies for smart building projects at a leading exhibition next month.

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  • Geze to showcase smart solutions for windows, doors and facades

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Innovators of window and door systems, Geze, will be highlighting a range of new technologies for smart building projects at a leading exhibition next month.

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  • Dubai Lamp made mandatory for all new projects

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    The use of the energy-efficient "Dubai Lamp" has been made mandatory for all new developments in the emirate, the Dubai Municipality has announced.

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  • Danube completes $95mn projects at Dubai Studio City

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Danube Properties has completed construction, and is preparing to handover its first projects.

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  • GCC urban projects worth $32bn at tendering stage

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Value of contract awards to reach AED 187bn in 2017, says BNC Network

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  • KEO wins key consultancy contract for Expo Village

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Design, engineering and project management firm to oversee residential component of Expo 2020 Dubai.

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  • Emaar Properties reports 15% spike in profit

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Emaar Properties recorded a healthy hike in net profit year to date as property sales rose by almost a quarter in Dubai.

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  • Two more contracts for Arabtec

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Subsidiary Target Engineering bags deals worth AED 3.2mn.

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  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi to fight water woes

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DEWA and ADWEA have signed a MoU for strategic water connections and the exchange of potable water in case of emergencies.

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  • ASGC deploys drones and 3D scanning

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Construction contractor ASGC is deploying more drones and 3D scanning across its project portfolio as part of a new technology-driven strategy fronted by new chief information officer, Herbert Fuchs.

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  • PV modules at The Sustainable City begin operations

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Trina Solar's PV modules have commenced operations at Dubai’s 10MW Sustainable City, the company has announced.

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  • Nakheel receives 5 bids for Dragon City project

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Master developer Nakheel is assessing five proposals, with bids starting at $245mn, for the construction of Dragon Towers, a twin-building residential complex at the Dragon City community in Dubai.

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  • DAMAC sees 20% drop in second quarter profit

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DAMAC Properties recorded a drop in net profit in the second quarter of the year as costs rose.

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  • Deyaar enhances fire safety programme

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has reinforced its commitment to fire safety by conducting an increased number of fire drills and inspections.

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  • Wael Allan leaves Drake and Scull

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Wael Allan has parted ways with Drake & Scull International (DSI) after less than a year in charge of the contractor which reported a AED 199mn ($54.17mn) net loss for the second quarter on Monday.

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  • Dubai's new one-stop-shop for building permits

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    A new strategy for Building Permit Procedures Development has been approved in Dubai to help speed up the process of acquiring building permits from concerned government entities to assist investors in the real estate sector.

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  • Dubai to showcase innovative solutions for fire safety

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The recent fire incidents on a residential tower in London and two on residential complexes in Dubai have put a spotlight on façade safety.

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  • Yellow Door to build Dubai rooftop solar project

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Yellow Door Energy (YDE) has signed a deal with Middle East Insulation to install a 205 kWp solar PV plant at the company’s newest facility in Dubai Investments Park (DIP).

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  • Azizi completes first Palm Jumeirah project

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Azizi Developments has completed construction of the AED 350mn ($95.24mn) Azizi Royal Bay on Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Middle East fire protection market sees double digit growth

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The Middle East fire protection systems market is witnessing double-digit growth, driven by growing construction activities, technology innovation, and accelerated fire protection spending.

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  • EXPO 2020 DUBAI: SMEs receive over 50% of 2017 awarded contracts

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    The latest Expo 2020 Dubai report prepared by The Big 5 Dubai reveals that more than 15,000 businesses have registered their interest on the Expo's online procurement portal, and that $3bn in contracts are expected in 47 awards over 2017.

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  • HLG wins $13.6mn contract with DIFC

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    HLG Contracting has been awarded a contract valued at AED 49.5mn ($13.6mn) by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for the construction of temporary roads and carparking.

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  • Dubai sees 26% rise in real estate transactions

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Real estate transactions for H1 2017 reached a value of AED132bn ($36bn) through 35,571 sales, mortgages and other transactions, the Dubai Land Department has announced.

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  • CSCEC awarded $17mn contract by Dubai’s RTA

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    CSCEC ME has clinched another road works contract with Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority (RTA).

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  • Nakheel awards $117mn worth contracts for Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer, Nakheel, has awarded four contracts, with a total value of more than $117mn for Deira Islands.

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  • Arabtec turns second quarter profit

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Contractor continues recovery with more positive earnings news.

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  • Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09 , 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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  • Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09 , 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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  • Construction advances on Expo 2020 Dubai site

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    A new video shows that considerable construction progress has been made at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai as we approach the three-year mark ahead of the mega event.

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  • Farnek pioneers new FM service

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    The new hyper-local forecasting services will help reduce costs, improve efficiency and safety for building maintenance and cleaning

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  • Arabtec bags $98.8mn contract for Dubai South Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has won a AED363mn ($98.8mn) contract for the construction of the Dubai South Mall by a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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  • Lootah to develop housing units at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Lootah Real Estate has signed a deal with Dubai South to develop housing units at the site's residential district.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awarded BIM certificate

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been awarded the Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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  • ARACO to design Emirati housing project

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO) will provide design and consultancy services for Abu Dhabi Housing Authority’s (ADHA) Bayti initiative.

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  • Vida Dubai Mall hotel project launched

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    A new hotel project, Vida Dubai Mall, has been launched by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

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  • Practicality & sustainability will help develop Dubai’s future

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Sustainability is no longer a choice option within the industry, according to the head of Region at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), who says “practical solutions need to be delivered to the defining challenges of our era.”

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  • DEWA awards $35.3mn contracts for 1,570 transformers

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts worth AED129.55mn ($35.26mn) to design, manufacture, test and supply 1,570 cast resin distribution transformers to a list of international specialist institutions.

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  • Top 10 Commercial & Retail Projects in the GCC

    August 06 , 2017

    The latest "Major Commercial & Retail projects in the GCC" report prepared by BNC reveals GCC projects in order of estimated value, showing Dubai and the UAE as the highest ranking contributors.

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  • Cutting the GCC’s cooling cost by 40% with smart technology

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Implementing technologies for building management and district cooling could cut back on the energy used cooling during the GCC’s hot summer months by up to 40%, Siemens says.

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  • Phase 1 of Sobha Hartland nearing completion

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Sobha Group is close to completing construction of the first phase of its Sobha Hartland villa development and expects to hand over the first units in December.

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  • IoT spend in MEA to reach $8bn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Middle East organisations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region’s $8bn market, global IoT enabler SAP has observed.

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  • Chestertons appoints new MD for MENA

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    International property specialist, Chestertons, has appointed Nick Witty as managing director to oversee operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Hyperloop One successfully completes inaugural test

    United States August 03 , 2017

    Hyperloop One has completed Phase 2 of testing, achieving historic test speeds travelling nearly the full distance of the 500 metre DevLoop track in the Nevada desert, the company has announced.

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  • New structural glazing solution from Sageglass

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    SageGlass will launch its new structural glazing solution, “SageGlass VARIO,” next month.

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  • New $11mn logistics facility for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    A new logistics facility has broken ground in Jebel Ali Free Zone.

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  • Developing Urban Landscapes with Happiness

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    "When developing urban landscapes with happiness as core value and principle, it can have far reaching effects on the health of future generations," believes Peter Scott, director landscape architecture, Khatib & Alami who explains how smart and sustainable...

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  • DSI unit wins $71.5mn contract for Saudi wastewater plant

    Saudi Arabia August 01 , 2017

    A subsidiary of Dubai-based Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won a SAR 268mn ($71.5mn) contract to develop a wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Arabtec wins $171mn contract with DAMAC

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has clinched a AED 628mn ($171mn) contract with DAMAC Properties to develop 1,296 villas at DAMAC’s AKOYA Oxygen master development.

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  • Work to begin on $381mn Abu Dhabi mall next month

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Construction on the AED1.4bn ($381.17mn) City Centre Al Jazira will begin in Abu Dhabi next month, making it the brand’s debut offering in the UAE capital.

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  • Clyde & Co bolsters construction in Dubai with new partner

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Clyde & Co has appointed Matthew Heywood as a partner in its Global Projects & Construction practice.

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  • DIRC secures $300mn loan deal for Mirdif Hills

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) has signed an AED1.1bn ($299.45mn) financing deal with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for its Mirdif Hills development.

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • UAE transport projects reach $87bn in H1 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Total value of 481 active transport projects has exceeded AED321.49bn ($87.6bn) in H1 2017, according to construction intelligence service provider, BNC Network.

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  • DEWA awards $1.7mn reservoir consultancy contract

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a consultancy contract worth AED6.3mn ($1.71mn) to design and construct two water reservoirs.

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  • CSCEC awarded $165mn Expo 2020 roads contract

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has penned a contract with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) for a major road project related to Expo 2020.

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  • RTA to install remote monitoring devices in heavy trucks

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The mandatory phase for the installation of remote monitoring devices in heavy trucks has begun, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • Water treatment specialist sets up MENA HQ in Jafza

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Kurita has opened a regional headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to serve its customers spread across the GCC and the Middle East.

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  • Drake & Scull appoints new board member

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Drake & Scull International has appointed UAE entrepreneur Mohammad Atatreh as the board member, replacing Khalaf Sultan Al Daheri who resigned from his seat.

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  • Arkan positive of surge, after H1 net profits show 37.5% drop

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Arkan Building Materials has shown a 37.5% drop in net profits for H1 2017 to AED25mn ($6.8mn) from AED40mn ($10.9mn) the same time last year.

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  • Spotlight on smart grid security

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES) has thrown the spotlight on the critical role of security in smart grids, urging individuals, organisations and utility providers to be prepared to deal with cyberattacks.

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  • UAE FM market size hits an all-time high of $12.5bn

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The market size of the UAE facilities management industry will hit an all-time high of $12.49bn in 2017, an industry report has announced ahead of a key exhibition to take place next month.

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  • Al Habtoor City residences 70% complete

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Construction of three residential towers at Dubai’s Al Habtoor City is more than 70% complete and on track for delivery by the end of the year.

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  • Powering solar with tailored regulations

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tailoring global regulations for the MENA landscape is the key to encouraging a mass adoption of BiPV in the region, says an expert ahead of a key solar event to take place this year.

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  • Powering solar with tailored regulations

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tailoring global regulations for the MENA landscape is the key to encouraging a mass adoption of BiPV in the region, says an expert ahead of a key solar event to take place this year.

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  • Ellington unveils third Belgravia project in JVC

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Ellington Properties has launched its fourth residential project in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) neighbourhood.

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  • Spotlight to fall upon urban greening and landscaping

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Dubai’s thriving construction market is set to drive huge demand for outdoor specific design & build projects, fanning interest for more authentic public spaces.

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  • CESI to support Bahrain’s renewable energy programme

    Bahrain July 26 , 2017

    Dubai-based CESI will collaborate with Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) as a lead consultant in the technical integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems across the kingdom.

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  • Buoyant property demand spurs Dubai construction sector

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Stiff competition in the residential property market in Dubai is helping to spur demand for off-plan property and giving a welcome boost to the construction sector, a new report says.

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  • CEO appointed for Emirates Towers Business Park

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Fareed Abdulrahman Al Janahi has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Dubai Holding’s Emirates Towers Business Park.

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  • Shaikhani to deliver $22mn business centre in Q4 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Dubai-based Shaikhani Group will deliver their AED80mn ($21.8mn) Cambridge Business Centre by the fourth quarter of this year, the developer has announced.

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  • Deyaar launches new initiative offering free FM services

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has launched “Deyaar Al Khair,” an initiative that will provide free maintenance services to underprivileged families across the country.

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  • Value of UAE building projects in H1 reaches $228bn

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    The combined value of 7,488 active building projects reached $228bn (AED836.76bn) in the first half of the year ending June 2017, according to project research and intelligence provider, BNC Network.

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  • Mammoet opens branches in Abu Dhabi and Oman

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Heavylift specialist Mammoet has opened two new offices in the Middle East after seeing a rise in business across the region.

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  • DEWA chief reviews MBR Solar Park progress

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently visited the Research & Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Seih Al-Dahal to review its progress.

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  • Amlak Finance completes first villas in Mirdiff

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    Amlak Finance has completed construction of Phase 1 of its first fully-owned residential development.

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  • UAE - Rehabilitation of Service Tunnels

    July 24 , 2017

    Specialised companies with valid license from the Government of Dubai, Department of Economic Development are invited to participate.

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  • Van Oord wins Dubai Harbour dredging contract

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Dutch dredging outfit Van Oord has clinched a contract to carry out marine works on Dubai Harbour, one of the emirate’s latest mega projects.

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  • Deyaar awards $163mn contract to Belhasa E&C

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has awarded Belhasa Engineering and Contracting Company with a AED 600mn ($163.3mn) contract to build two residential districts in Dubai Production City.

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  • RTA completes 85% of $157mn phase of road project

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Completion rate of works on Phase 1 of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project has reached as much as 85%, the chief of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • ECC wins multi-storey car park project

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Engineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC) has been awarded a joint-venture multi-storey car park project with McLaren Construction.

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  • Utico takes water pipeline spending past $217mn

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Utico has taken its investments in water transmission and distribution (T&D) networks in the Northern Emirates past the AED 800mn ($217mn) mark, as demand continues to rise.

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  • Turner & Townsend delivers record growth

    United Kingdom July 20 , 2017

    UK-based construction and project management consultancy Turner & Townsend has announced a 42% increase in revenue to £45.6m ($59.4m) and 24% increase in profit on their business in the Middle East over the last 12 months.

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  • UAE FM market sees growth surge

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Growth in the UAE facilities management industry is being fueled by a buoyant property market, a fast expanding hospitality sector, growing mergers and acquisition activity within the industry and adoption of more advanced technologically.

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  • Emirates Towers Business Park a “defining” development

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years, putting Dubai on a path to rivalling The City in London or New York’s Wall Street as a financial centre, according to a new report.

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  • Adil Toubia named CEO of Ecolog

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Ecolog has appointed Adil Toubia as vice chairman and chief executive officer.

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  • EmiratesGBC to launch building retrofit training programme

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will launch its Building Retrofit Training (BRT) Programme will be launched in August.

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  • DEWA awards $26mn contracts for low-voltage cables

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has handed out contracts worth AED 95mn ($25.9mn) to a number of national companies for the supply of 1,290km of low-voltage cables for household connections.

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  • Soaring demand for glass in the MENA construction market

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Glass will be brought to the forefront of trading at a key exhibition in September, in response to increasing demands in sustainable building practices in the region.

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  • Macro appoints Middle East MD

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    Facilities Management firm Macro has named Mark Graham as its new managing director in the Middle East.

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  • Solar-powered design wins RTA marine station contest

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    A design concept based using solar power and paying homage to the fishing and pearling heritage of the region has been chosen for RTA’s new marine stations.

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  • Progress on DEWA's $51 million pipeline project

    United Arab Emirates July 16 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced progress on a $50.35 million (AED185 million) 27KM water pipeline extension project.

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  • Dubai – Re-insulation of CHW pipes

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2017

    Re-insulation of CHW pipes for 12 buildings in Discovery Gardens

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  • Ain Dubai is racing toward completion

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2017

    Landmark Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai is nearing completion with the successful installation of the fifth of eight 107-metre sections of its wheel rim.

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  • $170 million contract signed for 5 towers at Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2017

    Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has awarded a $170 million (AED619 mn) contract to UAE’s HLG Contracting to build five 16-storey towers at the Expo Village.

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  • $1.5 billion Dubai Food Park unveiled

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2017

    Dubai Holding has launched the $1.5 billion (AED5.5 billion) Dubai Food Park, seeking to enhance Dubai's position as a leading regional hub for food trade and re-export of foodstuffs.

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  • Atlantis, The Palm to get a $100 million facelift

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2017

    Atlantis, The Palm, has announced a $100 million refurbishment programme across its premises as well as expansion on their second property, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residencies.

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  • $3.27 billion sewerage system for Dubai by 2025

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Dubai Municipality is planning to build a new deep-tunnel sewerage system by 2025, valued at $8.17 billion.

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  • Dutco Balfour Beatty wins $12.5 million contract for DEWA’s new HQ

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Dutco Balfour Beatty has been awarded a AED 46 million contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for Phase 1 of the construction of its new headquarters, Al-Sheraa.

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  • Dubai is planning a $1.36 billion business district

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Dubai Holding has unveiled the AED5 billion Emirates Towers Business Park, an integrated business district.

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  • Arabtec to build UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has been awarded the $96.18 million contract to build the national pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the National Media Council has announced.

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  • Nakheel opens new monorail station

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Master developer Nakheel has opened a new station on The Palm Monorail in Dubai.

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  • Dubai Airport Street Project is half done

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2017

    Fifty percent of construction works on Dubai’s Airport Street Project covering Rashidiya and Casablanca Intersections is complete, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has...

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  • What Does it Take to Build a 'Liveable' City?

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2017

    Muhammad Obaid, Principal Architect, Partner and Manager of EMKAAN, tells us what it takes to attain ‘liveability’ in today’s intelligent, urban living and working spaces.

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  • 100,000 lamps donated for Dubai Housing Projects

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Dubai Municipality has donated 100,000 lamps for Dubai housing projects, as part of the municipality Year of Giving initiatives.

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  • Dubai Municipality launches the Soil Map Project

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Developers of large and high-rise construction projects can now benefit from comprehensive geological data with the launch of the Soil Map Project by Dubai Municipality.

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  • Work begins on a new ‘super campus’ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Construction work has begun on the planned Brighton College and Dwight School of New York in Dubai, with a total investment of around $74.8 million.

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  • Phase 1 of Mirdif Hills project complete

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2017

    Preparation works for Phase 1 of the $810 million Mirdif Hills project, currently under construction in Dubai, is now complete, announced its developer.

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  • FLIR launches new range of thermal imaging cameras

    June 15 , 2017

    The new FLIR T530 and T540 thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including building/construction, power generation, electrical distribution and research laboratories.

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  • Midday break rule begins tomorrow in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    This year’s mandatory midday break rule be put into effect from tomorrow, June 15th and run until September 15, the Standing Committee for Labour Affairs has announced.

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  • Mixed-use project by Dubai Investments is on track

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    Dubai Investments has announced that infrastructure development of its Palisades project in Dubai Investments Park is currently underway.

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  • DEWA awards $15.8 million Hatta consultancy contract to EDF

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $15.8 million consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to French electrical utility company, EDF.

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  • New district to accommodate Expo 2020 hospitality staff

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2017

    As part of their strategic preparations for Expo 2020, UAE-based wasl Asset Management Group has launched ‘Warsan’, a new project that will provide accommodation facilities for hospitality staff.

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  • Emaar to offer real estate development business in IPO

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2017

    Emaar Properties has announced plans to offer up to 30% of its UAE real estate development business in an initial public offering (IPO).

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  • 26,653 buildings planned for Dubai this year

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2017

    Construction activities in Dubai seem to have hit a new high with more than 26,000 buildings under construction in the city.

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  • Building on a strong foundation

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2017

    Specialist geotechnical intelligence is the need of the hour in overcoming ‘unforseen ground conditions’ in the built environment in the GCC.

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  • Dubai Mall to soon add one more access point

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2017

    Dubai Mall will soon provide additional access from Al Khail Road through a new bridge connecting to upper deck of the Financial Centre Road, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • DEWA awards $217 million contract for desalination station

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract worth $217.27 million for Phase 3 of its K-Station to Spanish company, Duro Felguera.

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  • Emirates Post awards $1.6 million FM contract to Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management (FM) firm Imdaad has been awarded $1.6 million contract to provide integrated FM services to the Emirates Post Group (EPG).

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  • Dow Chemical to build a new coating facility in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia May 23 , 2017

    Dow Chemical Co. has signed two agreements to advance the company’s strategic, innovation agenda in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Dubai's Damac Managing Director steps down: Company issues statement

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2017

    The Managing Director of Damac Properties has resigned from his post, the company announced in a statement sent to the bourse just before the weekend.

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  • Arabtec wins $400 million contract for 2020 Tower

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2017

    UAE-based contractor Arabtec has secured a $397.3 million contract from Wasl LLC to build a 63 storey tower in Dubai.

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  • Adopting sustainable building design in the GCC

    May 18 , 2017

    Dr. Edgar Small, Coordinator of Construction Management and Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai, speaks about the trends, advantages and challenges in the implementation of sustainable building design within the GCC construction sector.

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  • Distinguishing between CAD and BIM

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2017

    Khaled HajBakri, Architect / BIM Engineer at Mazaya Consulting Engineers, explains the difference between conventional CAD to the current and advanced BIM methods of architectural engineering.

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  • $85.6 billion new building contracts expected in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    The overall value of new building contracts awarded in the GCC in 2017 is expected to reach $85.6 billion, according to a new report.

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  • Construction margins affected due to low oil prices

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    Lower oil prices are pushing construction firms’ margins down in the Middle East, forcing several companies to reduce prices in order to get work.

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  • Dubai secures $3 billion for airports expansion

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2017

    The Dubai government has secured a $3 billion in long-term financing for the expansion of its airports.

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  • Trump to visit Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 15 , 2017

    American President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia on May 19, the White House has announced, marking his first foreign trip after completing close to 4 months in office.

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  • Nakheel awards $408 million for new Palm Jumeirah project

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2017

    Developer Nakheel has signed a construction contract worth nearly $408.28 million for The Palm Gateway, a new, three-tower residential, retail and beach club complex in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Jeddah Tower will open by 2019

    Saudi Arabia May 14 , 2017

    The first stage of the 1KM-high Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, is due by 2019 after having solved financial issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group (SBG).

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  • Nakheel releases tender for $182 million RIU resort

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2017

    A joint venture between Dubai-based developer Nakheel and Spanish hospitality group RIU Hotels and Resorts has released a construction tender for an 800-room, beachfront resort and water park at Deira Islands.

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  • Saudi is core market for Drake & Scull despite challenges

    Saudi Arabia May 03 , 2017

    Despite reporting a 2016 loss of $222 million and launching a restructuring plan earlier this year, Dubai-based engineering contractor Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) plans to be more 'selective' about the projects the firm bids for going forward.

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  • Valued at $20 billion, Saudi leads GCC facilities management market

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2017

    The facilities management (FM) sector in Saudi Arabia remains a largely untapped market that offers huge growth opportunities for regional FM players looking to expand and innovate on their services in the Kingdom.

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  • Dubai’s Airolink signs deals worth $760 million

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    Dubai-based design and build construction firm, Airolink has announced signing $760 million worth of new project contracts.

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  • HVACR market in the MEA to increase to 10,000 thousand units by 2022

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    The HVACR market in the MEA region is expected to increase to 10,086.31 thousand units by 2022.

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  • Positive outlook for the GCC construction sector in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2017

    The outlook for construction companies in the GCC will improve in 2017, a recent industry research has reported.

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  • DAMAC to open two hotel properties in the next 2 months

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    DAMAC Properties is set to launch two completed hospitality projects in May and June respectively, the Dubai-based developer has announced.

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  • The Middle East is ready for global contractors

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    Private investor confidence is expected to increase as oil prices stabilise, setting 2017 on course to be a significant year for the Middle East construction sector, according to industry experts.

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  • Emaar to open burned out hotel by the end of this year

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2017

    The Address Downtown Hotel, which was damaged in a fire on New Year’s Eve 2015, will open in Q4 this year, developer Emaar Properties has announced.

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  • Investments of $302 billion needed to meet MENA power demands

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are prioritising investments in the power sector and need to invest $302 billion over the next 5 years to feed the rapidly rising demand for electricity, according to a recent industry report.

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  • Delayed until 2020: $1 billion mall in Abu Dhabi

    April 16 , 2017

    The opening of a $1 billion mall scheduled to be built on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island has been pushed back by two years until 2020, partly due to issues with its design, as well as delays in receiving approvals, the developer's Chief Executive has said.

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  • Nakheel awards $37 million contract for new hotel at Dragon City

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2017

    Real estate developer Nakheel has signed a $37 million contract for a second hotel at Dubai’s Dragon City.

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  • Construction works on Dubai Safari near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2017

    The Dubai Safari project is nearing completion, Dubai Municipality has announced.

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  • DEWA to build three 400kV substations to boost production capacity

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allocated $272.2 million for the development of three 400kV substations over the next 3 years, adding to its current network of 21 units.

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  • RTA plans to present opportunities for new construction projects

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2017

    Plans by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to embrace driverless vehicle technology by year 2030 are expected to present opportunities for property developers in Dubai.

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  • MEC and PMV Live to return as The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2017

    Aimed to broaden the exhibition profile, the Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live infrastructure and heavy machinery events will return as The Big 5 Heavy.

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  • Dubai economy least vulnerable to future economic crises

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2017

    Dubai’s economy will be the least vulnerable to future economic crises, according to a report from global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2017 opens today in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia March 27 , 2017

    Architects, engineers, developers, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors from around the globe are converging at the 7th edition of The Big 5 Saudi 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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  • Construction begins on $6.8 million recycling plant in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2017

    Advancing in line with their forecast of a strong market potential for waste management in the region, Dulsco has started construction works on the first phase of a 46,452 sqm recycling facility at Dubai Industrial Park.

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  • Combined construction in the GCC is valued close to $1.1 trillion

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    The value of ongoing urban construction projects across the GCC has exceeded the $1 trillion mark, indicates new research findings.

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  • MENA energy investments aim to draw $1 trillion in 5 years

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    Total energy investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could approach the $1 trillion mark over the course of 5 years.

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  • Phase 2 of MBR Solar Park inaugurated, works begins on Phase 3

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    The second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park at Seih Al Dahal has been unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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  • Nakheel awards $50.23 million construction contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Real estate developer Nakheel has awarded a construction contract worth $50.23 million for a second hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall.

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  • $408 million contract awarded for Sharjah airport expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Parsons Overseas Limited has been awarded a $408 million project management contract for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed appoints new Chairman for Dubai Holding

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has appointed Abdulla Al Habbai as the new Chairman of Dubai Holding.

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  • $227 million invested by RTA over 5 years for internal roads construction

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2017

    The construction of internal roads worth approximately $227.34 million has been completed since 2012 in Dubai. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that more projects, worth around $56.4, will be ready this year.

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  • New automated bus networking system for Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    Dutch technology firm, 2getthere, has been awarded a contract to deliver a new automated bus networking system that will link the emirate’s Bluewaters Island with Dubai Metro.

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  • GCC companies are not ready yet to meet deadline for VAT

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    A survey on GCC VAT indicates that more than half the businesses in the region haven’t yet started preparations for the implementation of the value added tax (VAT) that is expected to take effect from January 1, 2018.

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  • UAE - Provision of mini-distribution pillars

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  • DAMAC awards $382 million worth projects over 2 months

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Dubai-based luxury real estate developer DAMAC Properties announced that it has awarded 121 construction, supplier and consultancy contracts valued at $381.16 million in Dubai during January and February 2017.

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  • UAE scientists creates new building materials from agricultural waste

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Scientists at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) are using agricultural waste to create a new material that could prevent leakage of energy from building insulators, while making the nation clean and green.

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  • GCC VAT framework to be announced soon

    Oman March 09 , 2017

    GCC countries will announce the unified VAT framework within the next 10 days, according to officials at Ernst & Young.

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  • New 75,500 sqm mall to feature Dubai’s second IKEA store

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2017

    Dubai-based Al Futtaim Group is developing a new 78,500 sqm mixed-use retail project will include the emirate's second Ikea store.

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  • Emaar Properties appoints new Chief Executive

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2017

    Emaar Properties appoints new Chief Executive

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  • Main contractor chosen for $600 million Dubai Expo project

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2017

    Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) has been chosen as the main contractor for a $600 million project as Dubai prepares to host the 2020 World Expo, the government has announced.

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  • RAK Properties sign $3.13 million contract for hospitality project

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2017

    RAK Properties has signed a $3.13 million enabling works contract with Al Nuaimi Group for an upcoming hospitality project in the emirate.

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  • Abu Dhabi needs more affordable and freehold homes

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s property market needs more mid-priced homes, opening up a market for developers and construction companies to tap into.

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  • Demand drives launch of new project by Dubai’s MAG 5 PD

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    UAE-based MAG 5 Property Development (MAG 5 PD) has launched Phase 3 of MAG 5 Boulevard in Dubai South.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis unveils its first smart city project

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    The foundation stone has been laid for the $354 million (AED1.3 billion) Silicon Park, the first integrated smart city project, at the Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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  • All Dubai Buildings to be classified in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that work on their ‘Building Classification’ project is now being carried out at an accelerated pace and expects to complete its survey of all buildings across the emirate this year.

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  • Go-ahead for $136 million road project to ease Dubai-Sharjah congestion

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    Contract for 12km highway approved at a cost of $136 million

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  • DEWA to build 97 new substations for future energy demand

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    DEWA has announced plans to plans to construct 97 new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations over the next three years, at a projected cost of $2.72 billion.

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  • ENOC to build 10 service stations in the UAE this year

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2017

    Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) will build 10 service stations in Dubai this year as part of its 2020 expansion programme, the company has announced.

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  • $320 billion worth power projects in the GCC pipeline

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    The GCC currently has in its pipeline more than $320 billion worth of power projects in various stages, out of which more than $100 billion are projects with renewable and alternative sources, according to an industry report.

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  • Nakheel receives construction proposals for Deira Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    Three proposals were submitted by the February 20, 2017 deadline, with bids starting at $1.14 billion, the company said in a statement.

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  • Qatar to increase spend on smart infrastructure development

    Qatar February 22 , 2017

    Qatar is currently spending $500 million per week on capital projects in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and plans to boost its expenditure on smart infrastructure developments over the next five years, says an industry report.

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  • UAE charity collects $5.2 million to build 156 mosques

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2017

    Collections of up to $5.2 million have been gathered by UAE-based charity, The Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs), which will be used to build 156 mosques, both locally and abroad.

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  • Dubai's The Address Downtown to reopen in 2017 after NYE fire

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    Emaar Properties will reopen its prestigious Address Downtown Dubai hotel by the end of 2017, almost two years after the building was gutted by fire during 2016 New Year's eve, according to the developer's chairman.

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  • Formation of New Dubai World Board decreed by HH Mohammed bin Rashid

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decree for the formation of the Board of Directors of Dubai World, chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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  • $313.6 billion worth of active projects currently in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    A total of 4,000 active projects worth an estimated Dh1.15 trillion ($313.6 billion) are currently underway in Dubai, indicating that the projects trends look set to remain upbeat throughout 2017, a new report has revealed.

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  • Manazel to launch a major coastal project in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Manazel Real Estate has announced that it is preparing to launch a major coastal project in Ghantoot, an area situated between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • $231 million projects underway at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta mall

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2017

    Construction works is currently taking place on a $231 million worth of projects at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, developers Nakheel has announced.

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  • UAE will build the first city on Mars within 100 years

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2017

    The UAE will build the first city on planet Mars by 2117, in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.

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  • Fire accidents in the UAE drop 31% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    The UAE Ministry of Interior has recorded a 31% drop in fire accidents in buildings and establishments in 2016 compared to 2015, a senior official said.

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  • GCC states to adopt 5% VAT from January 2018

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    All six nations of the GCC are planning to implement a 5% value added tax (VAT) by January 2018, a senior UAE official said.

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  • Dubai Airport plans $12 million modular data centre complex

    United Arab Emirates February 13 , 2017

    UAE-based fit out and refurbishment contractor ALEC has won a contract to build a $12 million modular data centre complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport.

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  • Positive forecast on Dubai's construction sector for 2017, according to an industry report

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2017

    A total of 4,000 construction projects worth $313 billion are active in Dubai indicating a strong year ahead for the industry, according to an industry report.

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  • Construction begins on new purpose-built factory at Dubai Investment Park

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Clima Uno, a brand of air handling units and fan coil units, is set to start construction of its new purpose-built facility in Dubai Investment Park (DIP).

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  • Nakheel to float tender for its stalled Madinat Al Arab project

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Dubai developer Nakheel is set to award the tender for infrastructure construction at its Madinat Al Arab project in Jebel Ali.

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  • Strong growth on the forecast for Dubai’s construction sector

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    Dubai’s strong construction trends look set to continue through 2017, thanks to the multi-billion-dollar Expo 2020 projects which are currently underway, a new report says.

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  • Dubai Municipality approves $9.5 million maintenance project

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    A $9.53 million (AED35 million) project has been approved for periodical maintenance of marine facilities and coastal protection for the next 2 years.

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  • Phase 1 of RTA's rail infrastructure system is completed

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    Rails Agency, the key unit of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has completed Phase 1 of the Rails Infrastructure Maintenance Management System Project (RIMMS).

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  • Smart grids can save GCC $10 billion by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management.

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  • Saudi registers highest rail project value in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar accounts for 85% of the $69 billion worth of rail projects under construction in the GCC.

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  • Construction work begins on $272 million JBR tower project

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Work has begun on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties, after the developer signed a deal with Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) as the main contractor.

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  • $185 million road project in Abu Dhabi is on track

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Works on a $185 million project to upgrade the road network and interchange serving Abu Dhabi International Airport is 61% complete, according to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).

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  • Chinese firm wins $216 million RTA project

    United Arab Emirates February 05 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) a major road expansion project valued at $216 million.

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  • Nakheel plans to award $2.72 billion construction contracts in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2017

    Developer Nakheel plans to award construction contracts worth $2.72 billion this year, more than three times the value it signed in 2016.

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  • Dubai Parks & Resorts awards Phase II contract to US firm

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    US-based engineering company CH2M was awarded a major contract by UAE-based Dubai Parks & Resorts for Phase Two of its theme park project.

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  • Etihad ESCO to implement rooftop solar PV project

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    DEWA’s energy management services provider, Etihad ESCO, said it has submitted a tender to implement a rooftop solar photovoltaic project at a 640-villa housing development in Dubai’s Hatta area.

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  • Imdaad taps into FM growth with $16.34 million investment plan

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management company, Imdaad, has announced plans to invest $16.34 million this year to achieve growth via targeted acquisition of local firms.

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  • Kier Group wins $187 million contract to build a housing project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2017

    A joint venture between UK-based contractor Kier Group and the UAE’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has won a $187.2 million contract for a housing project in Dubai.

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  • Mega home project on Dubai Water Canal launched

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2017

    Real estate developer Sobha Group has announced the launch of Hartland Estates – Quad Homes’, along the Dubai Water Canal at Sobha Hartland in Dubai.

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  • Makkah has MEA's highest number of rooms under construction

    Saudi Arabia January 29 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has the most hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East and Africa.

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  • 10 floating homes planned for Dubai Canal Project

    January 26 , 2017

    Finnish company, Admares has been commissioned to build 10 ‘floating homes’ and transport them by sea to Dubai for the Marasi Business Bay development.

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  • Abu Dhabi – Construction of two new pipelines

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2017 Read More
  • Updated UAE fire code implications on ongoing projects

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2017 Read More
  • Long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to restart

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based Eshraq Properties says it is pressing ahead with long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to a news report.

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  • DEWA calls out bids for 200MW concentrated solar power

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017 Read More
  • Dubai South and Deyaar agree deal for the project

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    The new development, which will be equally owned between Dubai South and Deyaar, features residential units, shops, retail outlets and hospitality facilities.

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  • Phase 3 of works set to begin on Dubai Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    DEWA and Masdar will begin construction of phase three of Dubai's $13.6 billion Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Solar Park at the end of this month

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  • Middle East will be the fastest growing construction market in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The Middle East’s construction market is set to grow at a faster pace than any other region in the world this year, according to analysts BMI Research.

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  • UAE endorses 420 construction projects worth $136 million

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The UAE President’s Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of $136 million.

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  • Emaar launching new project in Dubai’s Downtown

    January 19 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC is launching Downtown Views II, a new 55-storey residential project in Downtown Dubai.

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  • Nakheel inviting proposals for Deira Islands Boulevard

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2017

    $1.36 billion project will accommodate 10,000 people, over an area of more than 7 million sq ft

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  • Nakheel floats tender for Dragon City Warehouses works

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2017

    Dubai-based developer Nakheel has floated a public tender for the construction and modification of infrastructure for Dragon City Warehouses in the emirate.

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  • Construction to restart on stalled Dubai Water Land project

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Construction on Dubai’s mixed-use Wonder Land project is expected to start in Q1 this year following its restructuring by investment company Ento Capital.

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  • Real estate in the GCC is the fastest growing sectors in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha have emerged as the top three real estate markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as per an industry report.

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  • Nakheel and Centara to build $136 million beachfront resort

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts have signed a joined venture agreement to build a $136 million beachfront resort with a waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai.

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  • Construction works on the world’s largest nuclear plant is on track

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is successfully moving towards a new phase in the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is now more than 50% completed.

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  • Mega projects worth $208 billion planned for MENA this year

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A pipeline of about $208 billion of major contracts is scheduled to be awarded across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this year, a new report has shown.

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  • Construction starts on $820 million Mirdif Hills project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The ground breaking ceremony takes place for the $820m Mirdif Hills project in Dubai that will feature over 1,000 apartments, a hotel and hospital.

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  • Mega maritime project, Dubai Harbour, launched

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.

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  • Sharjah approves $6 billion infrastructure budget for 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    Sharjah has approved a record $5.99 billion budget for this year as the emirate increases infrastructure spending to fuel growth.

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  • Why does Dubai lead the Middle East's smart city list?

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2017

    The UAE is making huge strides towards achieving its vision of becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the region’s frontrunner, due to its high-tech infrastructural approach.

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  • Road expansion in Dubai to ease traffic congestion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Emirates Road, previously known as the Bypass Road, will be completed along Dubai by Q4 2017.

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  • The ‘Lampswithbenefits’ Initiative - Recycling Hazardous Spent Lamps

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    ‘Lampswithbenefits,’ a Dubai Municipality-approved lamp recycling programme by Lamps4U is at the forefront of sustainable solutions in the lighting industry, thanks to this initiative and a range of environmentally-friendly lighting products.

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  • Dynamic SageGlass takes home the GAIA Award for Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    SageGlass, from Saint Gobain, was announced the winner of the 2016 Gaia Award for Sustainability, which took place during The Big 5 exhibition in November. Launched in 2008, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector that work to reduce...

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  • AKOYA Play development will be set around a water park

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, has introduced AKOYA Play, a collection of 3-bedroom villas in an international golf community set around a “one-of-a-kind” water park.

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  • Rising construction activities in MEA drives demand for asphalt additives

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the rising demand from the construction sector in the Middle East and Africa provides attractive opportunities for asphalt additives producers.

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  • Dubai Municipality announces $680 million boost for markets

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2016

    Construction of several markets and commercial complexes, expansion and maintenance of existing ones and establishment of new markets at a total cost of $680 million is currently being undertaken, aimed at contributing to the revitalisation of economic...

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  • 27% increase in infrastructure allocation for the new year

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Infrastructure allocation has increased by 27% from what has been allocated for the fiscal year 2016, to reach 17% of total government expenditure, reflecting the emirate's concern for the gradual implementation of the Expo 2020 projects.

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  • The changing face of façade engineering

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Exclusive industry insights on the façade sector and how it continues to change for the better, by Renato Cilento, Senior Engineer, Façade Engineering, Arup.

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for marinas at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Dubai-based Nakheel has floated a tender for the design and build of 6 marinas at Deira Islands.

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  • Unprecedented number of construction plans for 2017 by Azizi with 50 new projects

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced plans to launch 50 new developments in 2017, comprising of residential, commercial and retail space.

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  • Dubai - Implementation of electronic access control systems

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2016

    Implementation of electronic access control systems at industrial control system rooms

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  • Dubai Smart City - the Major Stakeholders

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    In 2014, Dubai was ranked 28th on the Innovation Cities Index and since then has been recognised as one of the fastest climbing cities in global rankings.

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  • Dubai Memorial for late Zaha Hadid, The Opus

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    A rooftop lounge and a memorial to the late Zaha Hadid, the award-winning Iraqi-British architect, are being planned at a structure she conceptualised which is taking shape in Dubai’s Business Bay district.

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  • GAC to build new contract logistics facility

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    Shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC Dubai has broken ground for a new contract logistics facility.

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  • GCC pumps $100 billion investments in airport expansion projects

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to industry experts.

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  • 218,800 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 218,800 rooms under construction in the region, a report by global hotel data provider STR indicates. The November 2016 Pipeline Report shows 159,922 rooms in 560 projects...

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  • 15 contracts valued at $343 million awarded by DAMAC over four months

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Dubai’s real estate developer Damac Properties has announced that it has awarded 15 major construction and consultancy contracts, valued at a total of $343 million, between the August and November this year.

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  • Students boost innovation in GCC’s $2 trillion construction industry

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    The Dubai Design Museum, Islamic Animation Center in Riyadh, and Muscat Viewer and Exposition Center were named as among the GCC’s most innovative projects in the Archiprix International 2017 competition, which was announced ahead of November’s Big 5...

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  • Emaar launches third project in Saudi’s Jeddah Gate

    Saudi Arabia December 12 , 2016

    Emaar has announced the launch of its third luxury residential project in Jeddah Gate, under its Emaar Residences brand of homes.

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  • $1.3 billion contracts awarded for The Heart of Europe in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2016

    Developer Kleindienst Group has appointed main contractors to build The Heart of Europe (THOE) project at The World islands, off Dubai’s coastline.

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  • World’s largest indoor theme park in Dubai to get even bigger attraction adjacent to it

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    The Dubai developer that opened the world’s largest indoor theme park in August now plans an even bigger attraction next to it.

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  • New $108.90 million mixed-use project in Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Al Taif Investment, a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Fujairah Investment Establishment Ltd, is planning to develop the $108.90 million mixed-use Fujairah Business Centre UAE.

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  • $817 million expansion planned for Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Owners of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, National Investment Corporation (NIC), has announced plans for an $817 million expansion of the popular shopping centre.

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  • Construction begins on Emaar’s The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Emaar has announced that construction work has begun on its new development in Dubai Marina, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa.

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  • Rotana plans $1.7 billion hotel projects in the UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi-based Rotana group has announced plans to open 7 new hotels in Dubai, 4 hotels in Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. The total value of these projects is estimated at $1.7 billion.

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  • $5.7 million Pond Park project by Dubai Municipality completed

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality’s new and sustainable $5.7 million Pond Park project in Khawaneej-1 is complete and expected to open doors to the public soon.

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  • Construction begins on $350 million Imperial Avenue by Shapoorji Pallonji

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    India-based Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has begun early works in the construction of its first project in Dubai, Imperial Avenue.

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  • British Prime Minister to be the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council in Bahrain

    December 05 , 2016

    The UK will enjoy £30 billion post-Brexit trade with the Middle East by relaxing work visa restrictions and trade barriers, according to the UK government.

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  • Schon unveils $870 million hospitality project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    iSuites, a $870 million home-grown hospitality portfolio has been unveiled by Dubai’s Schon Properties which will include 2,700 hotel apartments at a single site within Dubai Investment Park, close to the World Expo 2020 site.

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  • Nshama awards $817 million contracts for Town Square project

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Construction contracts worth around $816.8 million have been awarded to different entities for eight residential projects and for infrastructure work by Dubai-based developer Nshama for its 750-acre Town Square development.

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  • 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City begins construction work

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Excavation works have commenced at the 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City development coming up in the Dubai South district, according to a company statement.

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  • Cayan Cantara twin-tower project signs up main contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji International has been signed as the main contractor for Dubai's Cayan Cantara development, a twin-tower project comprising residential and hospitality components.

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  • Nakheel awards Siemens contract to build 3 Deira Islands electrical substations

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Developer Nakheel has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of three electrical stations on the Deira Islands master project in Dubai.

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  • Thermal and building insulation solutions from Unigulf Group

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Unigulf Group is one of the region’s long-standing players that supplies various mechanical, building insulation and other HVACR related products in the Gulf and MENA region.

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  • Dubai-based Damac launches new villa project

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    UAE-based Damac Properties has announced the launch of Akoya Manarola, a collection of villas directly facing the international golf course and situated within Akoya Oxygen, a 55-million sq ft master development in Dubai.

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  • Nakheel completes $37 million works on Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    Nakheel has announced the completion of the $ 36.75 million expansion of the Ibn Battuta Mall, following the completion of a link connecting the mall with the Dubai Metro.

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  • Dutch company Oxycom agrees HVAC installation with ENOC

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    An agreement for business was confirmed between Dubai’s ENOC and Dutch company Oxycom at this year’s exhibition.

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  • Jafza sees 14% growth in building and construction sector

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The building and construction segment in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) posted a 14% growth in the number of registered companies, from June 2015 to June 2016.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: The Big 5 officially opened by HH Sheikh Hamdan today

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The largest construction show in the Middle East has just been officially inaugurated by HH Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates.

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  • RTA to build $14.7 million Dubai-Hatta road

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    The RTA has will be building a road $14.7 million road, strategically linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, as part of the $354 million Hatta Master Development Plan.

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  • $100 billion in airport projects underway in Middle East

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    More than $100 billion worth of airport projects are either underway or planned throughout the Middle East right now.

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  • Lab planned for sustainable autonomous home models for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced plans to set up a laboratory specialised in conducting experiments and tests for its sustainable autonomous houses to check efficiency of devices, systems and materials.

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  • Opportunities for infrastructure with Dubai metro expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    Experts believe that the growth and popularity of Dubai’s metro system, the first of its kind in the Gulf, can result to increasing numbers of multi-million dollar contracts being awarded to infrastructure companies.

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  • New logistics centre in Dubai to enhance support to construction

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    In a move to expand its reach to the construction and retail channels in the region, UAE-based enterprise dealing in home appliances and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions, NIA Limited, has opened its brand new headquarters at Jebel Ali...

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  • Dubai Water Canal is now officially open

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    Dubai’s most iconic and most-anticipated project is now open, marking the celebration with a beautiful display of fireworks and lights.

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  • The Dubai Canal opens today

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2016

    The $735 million Dubai Water Canal will officially open today, three years after it was first announced and initiating a new dimension in Dubai’s lifestyle.

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  • How does the US election result affect the GCC construction industry?

    United States November 09 , 2016

    Donald Trump has littered his presidential campaign with truly shocking moments that have engaged the attention of the world.

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  • A view from space of the Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    A photograph of the Dubai Canal has been taken from space by DubaiSat-2, a satellite operated by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

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  • Dubai Arena will be the biggest multi-purpose venue in the region

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    UAE-based Meraas has launched Dubai Arena, a new hi-tech multi-purpose venue, planned to become the biggest touristic destination for global events and live shows in the region.

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  • 222 buildings in Dubai are now connected with PV panels

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that 222 buildings have been installed with rooftop solar panels and connected to the grid in October this year as part of its Shams initiative.

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  • World's tallest, largest, smartest government building is taking shape in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has started construction of a new headquarters in the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf - Al-Sheraa, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in the world.

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  • 5,000 new homes in Dubai, building construction up by 90%

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Construction in Dubai has gone up by 90.6% this year as compared to the number of buildings completed in 2015, according to a data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre.

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  • Dubai Government chooses HSBC to arrange $3 billion airport financing

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    The Dubai government of has picked HSBC to arrange the initial $3 billion funding of the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to a statement on the UAE state news agency, WAM.

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  • Emaar to launch residential tower in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC will be launching Al Murad, a new residential project in Al Barsha, according to company registered brokers.

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  • Macro wins FM contract with DMCC

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    International facilities management company, Macro has won a 3-year Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to maintain commercial tower, One JLT.

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  • DAMAC awards China Construction $150.8 million contract

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) LLC (China Construction) a $150.8 million contract to build the Paramount Residences at the Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences in Dubai.

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  • Lulu announces $544.49 million plan to build three new malls in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2016

    Line Investments & Property, mall development and management division of the Lulu Group International, aims to develop operate three malls in Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Dubai over the next two years, its biggest ever one-off investment in the UAE.

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  • UAE federal budget allocates $891 million for ministry projects & $771 million for power and water

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    As part of the $68 billion allocated to societal development over the next 5 years, the UAE Government has assigned $891 million for federal ministry projects, and $771 million for development of UAE power and water projects, which will be implemented by the...

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  • Dubai buildings to get star ratings by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Dubai Land Department is expecting to complete its star rating system by the end of next year which will determine rental rates for properties, both residential and commercial.

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  • Nakheel to open The Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah shortly, Dubai’s latest shop & dine destination

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Nakheel’s $40.84 million Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, that stretches 11 km, is gearing up for its grand opening in November, aiming to become a new destination in Dubai to stroll, shop and dine.

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  • $299.4 million Cityland Mall in Dubai will be the world’s first mall with botanical features

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2016

    The Cityland Group will build a 1.6 million sq ft mall complex featuring 1.13 million sq ft of leasable space with a “colossal green reserve” at its core.

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  • More than 50% of construction completed on phase 2 of Dubai solar park

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Shuaa Energy 1, the primary investor and developer for the second phase of the Mohammad bin Rashid Solar Park has announced that it has crossed the 50% threshold for construction of the project.

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  • Construction set to start on the $272.3 million Gate Avenue at DIFC

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Dubai’s new urban premium lifestyle, cultural and entertainment development Gate Avenue will soon begin construction at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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  • Expo 2020 construction – progress and re-purposing afterwards

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    The Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau has provided a progress update on the construction of Expo 2020, which will be inaugurated in just four years.

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  • MENA prepares for mega events with $245 billion railway projects

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Gearing up for mega events such as the Expo 2020 Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, railway and metro schemes worth $245 billion are currently being planned in Middle East and North Africa.

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  • New $73.5 million institute in Dubai to support 6% growth for MENA design sector

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) to be set up by leading Dubai organisations in collaboration with US-based design schools MIT and Parsons, with plans to welcome its first students by fall 2018.

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  • Water gets released into Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    Water has been released in Dubai Canal for the first time during its three year period of construction as part of a testing process.

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  • Dubai’s 3D printing industry receives $100 million boost

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    US multinational software corporation Autodesk announced its partnership with Dubai Future Foundation to offer investment from their new $100 million fund to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the 3D printing industry.

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  • UAE raises clean energy target to 27% by 2021

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    The UAE is raising its target for clean energy from 24% to 27% by 2021 as part of its commitment to global efforts to fight climate change.

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  • $136.13 million development to become new social and retail hub in Dubai, opening next year

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2016

    A new shopping mall and hotel are set to open in Motor City early next year, as part of an investment worth $136.13 million.

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  • $272 million Marasi Business Bay Promenade to open next month

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2016

    Expected to be the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, the Marasi Business Bay Promenade is scheduled to open next month, Dubai Properties has announced.

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  • Dubai ranked GCC's smartest city in Navigant survey

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Dubai has emerged as the Middle East’s leading smart city, according to a study conducted by global research firm Navigant Consulting.

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  • New 45-storey residential tower in Downtown Dubai by SP International

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has announced the launch of Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai, its first real estate project outside India.

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  • Azizi Developments announces $117 million project in Dubai’s Al Furjan district

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its newest project, Azizi Plaza, in the district of Al Furjan.

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  • SAP says they can save Dubai $5 billion in bold new infrastructure plans

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    SAP UAE Managing Director, Tayfun Topkoc, has announced that the company can save the government more than $5 billion over the next five years.

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  • Three new properties announced by Ascott in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 18 , 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East announcing new contracts to manage three properties in Saudi Arabia, including its first in the Islamic holy city of...

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  • Q3 2016 Dubai Real Estate Market Report released today

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    The third quarter 2016 real estate review, issued by local consulting firm ValuStrat, has shown that half of the freehold apartment locations monitored by the ValuStrat Price Index have initiated a gradual price recovery, whilst most freehold villa locations...

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  • $8.17 billion Desert Rose project well on track

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2016

    Expected to house 160,000 people, work on the ambitious $8.17 billion Desert Rose smart satellite city has reached a detailed design stage.

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  • $272 million phase of Dubai Design District begins

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Construction work has begun on the $272 million second phase of the Dubai Design District (d3), the hub for designers.

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  • First units at Dubai South handed over by Damac

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Damac has finished work on its first Dubai South project, Damac Maison de Ville Tenora hotel apartment, and has started handing over its units.

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  • $41 million project to house 8,000 by UAE facilities management firm

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Farnek will invest around $41 million for a new staff accommodation centre at DIP, which will also incorporate a complete energy management system.

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  • Private sector to drive demand for steel

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2016

    Private companies in the UAE will continue to drive demand for steel, with production remaining unchanged at around 3 million tonnes, despite a global slowdown in consumption.

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  • Dubai buildings to be disabled friendly by 2020

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    Authorities are currently reviewing a code that advocates old areas and buildings to be retrofitted to be disabled friendly by 2020 and all new projects to comply with the regulations. Accessibility will no longer be an afterthought but incorporated into...

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  • Dubai South gearing up to become UAE’s business aviation hub

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The new airport in Dubai South is aiming to be the region’s main business aviation gateway to the UAE. Formerly known as Dubai World Central, the 145 sq km purpose-built city that includes Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South currently has three major...

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  • $15m Dubai hotel deal is first in a bundle of projects by Egypt’s Arab Contractors

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The $15 million Dubai hotel construction contract is the first phase in a bundle of projects worth $163 million, company says.

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  • Emaar breaks ground on world’s tallest tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The skyscraper will anchor the redevelopment of the Dubai Creek

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  • China raises $35 billion for the construction of Egypt’s new capital city

    Egypt October 11 , 2016

    China has committed to investing $35 billion to support Egypt in building its new capital city. China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) plans to invest $20 billion for the as-yet unnamed $45 billion new Egyptian capital city over the next 10 years.

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  • Dubai Municipality approves projects worth $4.2m

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    The projects are part of a government strategy to improve services and are designed to meet green building standards

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  • Expert predicts 4% growth for the UAE construction sector, as $45 billion in contracts are lined up for 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    With 2017 bringing us closer to Expo 2020 Dubai, construction work is moving apace on projects such as Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai South. It therefore comes as no surprise that the construction sector in the UAE is forecast to grow by approximately 4% next...

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  • Arabtec awarded $92 million new 5 star hotel project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai construction contractor, Arabtec Holding, has made public the news that it has been awarded a $92.5 million contract for the construction of a new five-star hotel in Dubai.

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  • Dubai to wrap up 2.5bn in fundraising for metro extension this year

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    $1.5 billion of this debt is backed by export credit agencies (ECAs) while the rest is a commercial loan, sources say

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  • Construction started on Middle East’s largest solar rooftop project

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai-based ports operator DP World has begun construction on the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East. The project will see the installation of 88,000 solar panels that will produce enough clean power for 3,000 homes a year.

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  • DC Aviation Al-Futtaim breaks ground on Dubai South facility

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2016

    The company has commenced work on its second hangar, adding 6,800 sqm of covered space to the existing DCAF business aviation terminal

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  • Arabtec to build new hotel in Dubai Internet City

    October 04 , 2016

    The UAE’s largest listed builder, Arabtec, confirmed that it has been awarded a contract to build a hotel in Dubai Internet City.

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  • RTA to complete works on Dubai Canal project in November

    October 03 , 2016

    Cleansing the water, removal of the sedimentation and refilling it from the sea are part of the works to be completed

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  • DEWA awards 3D-printed laboratory project to Convrgnt Value Engineering

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2016

    The laboratory will be built as part of the Research & Development (R&D) centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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  • GCC moves Etihad Rail deadline from 2018 to 2021

    October 01 , 2016

    Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, who also chairs the Federal Transport Authority’s Land and Maritime department said: “the decision to move the deadline from 2018 to 2021 was taken at a meeting between GCC Transport Ministers in April and it is likely to be...

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  • Canadian firm wins Dubai Investments Park contract to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network

    September 29 , 2016

    Dubai Investments Park (DIP), one of the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential communities in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Canadian firm, MWH to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network within the...

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  • Al Thuriah Launches Sahara Tower 6, built to the UAE’s Green Building regulations and specifications

    September 29 , 2016

    - Sahara Tower 6 to be completed in Dec 2019. - One, two and three bedroom apartment units. - Foundation is laid and development is underway.

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  • Mall of the World project now under Dubailand entertainment initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2016

    Senior official gives updates on the recent developments for what will be the most extensive shopping district in the world

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  • Azizi Developments unveils AED 250 million residential project in Dubai, located near the site of Expo 2020

    September 28 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its plans for its newest project, Azizi Shaista Residence, a modern, urban-luxury development located in the Al Furjan area of Dubai, close to the site of Expo 2020.

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  • Dubai Tourism begins implementation of Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    The move comes as a way to support more sustainable industry practices that benefit the hospitality industry and community

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  • Ground officially breaks on Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    More than 4.7 million cubic metres of sand has been moved ahead of the main construction phase

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  • Cave of Miracles approved for Dubai Quran Park project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The project consists of 12 gardens, containing plants mentioned in the Holy Quran, in addition to solar trees with a unique design inspired by the Arab and Islamic calligraphy

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  • Emaar launches new beachfront project in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The centrepiece of the development will be a tower measuring over 290 metres in height.

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  • UAE construction only 10% complete, says expert

    September 26 , 2016

    Exhibition Director of PMV Live and MEC, James A. Meltz, gives us an exclusive glimpse into some of the insights arising from the annual Advisory Panel meeting, attended by some of the UAE’s top drawer industry leaders.

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  • Zurn Industries opens 930sqm warehouse facility in Jafza

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2016

    The facility will be used to service customers and partners in the Middle East, Africa and Asia

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  • PPPs to provide greater opportunities for GCC contractors

    September 25 , 2016

    Study reveals that the adoption of the PPP model has proven strongest in the UAE, Kuwait and Egypt as the countries with the most developed project pipelines

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  • Saudi Binladin seeks second loan extension on Grand Mosque

    Saudi Arabia September 21 , 2016

    The ban on SBG was lifted in May but a cash squeeze has left it struggling under an estimated $30 billion in debt owed to local and international lenders, an amount large enough to cause potential stress for the Saudi banking system

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  • ‘Brexit’ move tips scale in GCC’s favor

    September 21 , 2016

    New report sheds light on new economic reality for GCC countries after Brexit

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  • GE unveils new technology to strengthen efficiency of region's solar industry

    September 20 , 2016

    GE's Silicon Carbide technology provides 99% European Union level power conversion efficiency, enabling unprecedented productivity

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  • Extrusions every way, shape or form

    September 20 , 2016

    A co-founder of the Windows, Doors and Facades (WDF) event, Gulf Extrusions is making an impact in the world of aluminium extrusions with a brand new product line

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  • The launch of the first ever Windows, Doors & Façades event

    September 19 , 2016

    Trade show highlights solutions on how to balance complex design with safe materials

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  • Alumil provides platinum service

    September 18 , 2016

    The company will provide insight and expertise at this year’s event as an industry leader in aluminium systems

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  • Dubai's DP World wins 30 year concession for port project in Somaliland

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2016

    The Red Sea Port of Berbera project will focus on containers, with the capability to handle other types of cargo

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  • UPDATE: Jumeirah Central project to be built in phases

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2016

    The project will be home to around 35,000 residents and will host 100,000 people annually when it is completed

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  • GCC delivers on $2 trillion mega-projects with European best practices

    September 05 , 2016

    GCC planners and developers are localising best practices from Europe to enhance the worker and visitor experience

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  • Dubai announces Jumeirah Central mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The new development is said to be a "futuristic mini-city" accomedating100 million visitors

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  • Six firms chosen for Nakheel’s Jebel Ali project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    A construction tender is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017 and is anticipated for completion in 2020

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  • Bloom Properties unveils Bloom Heights in Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The project is expected to offer estimated yields of up to 11 per cent

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  • MAG Property Development Reports Robust Growth for Q3

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    AED 5 billion of projects delivered with another 5 billion of projects in development

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  • Green Technologies for greener facades

    September 04 , 2016

    Green Technologies is a boutique high-end MEP consultancy company, specialising in Energy and HVAC systems in buildings, especially as it relates to optimizing energy and sustainability

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  • Mall of the World project shifts to new location

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2016

    Dubai Holding says a new location comes from a need to spread Dubai’s mega-developments across a wider area

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  • DAFZA signs landmark MoU with China to strengthen ties between Asia, Middle East

    September 01 , 2016

    Agreement aims to exchange expertise and experiences as well as expand bilateral cooperation

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  • 210m walkway links Dubai Metro to Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The new walkway will allow passengers of buses and nearby metro station direct access to the mall.

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  • Fire engulfs 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The incident is one of several fires that have hit high-rise buildings over the last two months

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  • Brookfield Multiplex re-brands to Multiplex

    August 31 , 2016

    The contracting company will remain under the ownership of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU)

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  • Brexit begins to hit Dubai property sector

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2016

    Straw poll of real estate firms by propertyfinder.ae finds some UK sellers dropping prices, while Brit investors are more cautious

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  • DEWA awards construction contract for 400kv series reactor

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2016

    DEWA also continues to develop its projects by completing, installing and launching substations across Dubai

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  • Six firms currently bidding for Dubai Library project

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The contract is expected to be awarded within the next two months

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  • wasl Group launches ‘Port Views’

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The new project is spread over an area of 1 million sq. ft. with more than 1,477 residential units

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  • Sobha Group announces release of new freehold apartments

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2016

    Sobha Group is releasing luxurious and exclusive eight storey apartment buildings in Dubai Water Canal

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  • Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit expresses his pride on Dubai's green initiatives and exactly why it is imperative...

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  • Palm Jumeirah's One Palm residential tower project on track

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    One Palm residential tower will hold 90 residents and stand at 100 metres tall

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  • Dubai's Nakheel announces $16bn recovery

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    Dubai developer Nakheel has finished recovering from 2009 debt crisis

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  • UAE sees AED70bn in real estate investments in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    DLD Report states that UAE real estate sector continues to thrive even at a time of global general slowdown

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  • RTA completes 80% of the construction of the Al Houdh Interchange

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Completion of all project works expected by the end of November this year

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  • Tamleek Real Estate Co. over sees sales of Kempinski Residences

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Gemstone Real Estate Development appoints Tamleek Real Estate Co. to handle marketing and sales of Kempinski Residences in Business Bay

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  • DEWA awards $4.44mn Jebel Ali Power Station contract

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    International company will provide advisory services contract to develop a new plant to desalinate seawater using reverse osmosis

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  • Construction challenge: Reducing carbon footprints in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Dr Alaa Ashmawy, Chairman of the Gaia Awards talks about the steps the construction industry in the UAE is taking to reduce emissions

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  • Azizi developers acquires plots in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    Azizi Developers has invested more than $1.22 billion in Dubai's real estate sector

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  • DP World to explore trade uses for Hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    The technology could have the potential to carry people or goods at speeds of up to 1,200km/h

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  • Over 25,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2016

    Construction projects in Dubai have increased by 20% in the last year, according to Dubai Municipality

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  • Nakheel begins work on $245 million Deira Islands resort

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2016

    Developer is working in a JV with RIU Hotels & Resorts on the 800-room resort and waterpark

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  • Deira islands to get waterpark resort

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Dubai's Nakheel said that Deira deserves a waterpark just like Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi and Atlantis’ Aquaventure

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  • Arabtec announces half year losses of $62.4mn

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Figure is significantly improved on same period last year, when developer reported losses of $353mn

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  • DEWA installs 400kv power transformer at the Hassyan Clean Coal project

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    DEWA announced a number of other contracts for the project, which combined are worth $53.65mn

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts to open its doors on October 31st

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    The much-anticipated destination will include three theme parks and a retail, dining and entertainment 'experience'

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  • Net Profit drops 37.4% in Dubai's Damac Properties

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties reported a 37.4% fall in second-quarter net profit on Sunday.

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  • How knowledge of Finance will keep engineers safe

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Expert expresses the importance of professionals in the construction industry to know the basics of finance

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC aviation projects

    August 14 , 2016

    With growing populations and a build of massive tourist attractions, investment in aviation projects is at an all time high across the GCC. With more development in the sector, the growing influx of visitors, whether for business or pleasure, is fueling the...

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  • Nakheel awards $32mn contract to build showroom complex at Dragon City

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Contract has been awarded to Al Ghurair Contracting & Engineering Works, with 18 showrooms and a multi-storey car park to be built

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  • More floating homes in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    Dubai gets more luxury floating homes from Dutch developer

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    Developer will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City and 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

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  • Nakheel awards $408.4m construction contract for new retail hub

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Nakheel’s leisure project, Al Khail Avenue, is adding a 252-room hotel to the new complex

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  • DAMAC Properties announces plots within international golf community

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    DAMAC launches AKOYA Imagine Plots in award-winning Dubai Golf Community

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  • Transco preparing to float number of power and water tenders

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company is looking for companies to provide consultancy, supply and modification services

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  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes could be journey of the future

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    Dubai is to hold 'Build Earth Live' contest in September, with experts from around the world to showcase 'Hyperloop' designs

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  • Emaar unveils homes near Dubai Opera

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    The international launch of the project underlines the strong demand from discerning investors

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  • Shaikh Mohammad approves RTA's 2030 plan

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    Shaikh Mohammad approves 2030 strategic plan at Umm Ramool, RTA HQ

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  • Fire engulfs construction site at Dubai's Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Firefighters took on a raging fire that broke out at a building under construction in a residential area in Dubai

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  • Industrial rents dry out with summer months

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Core Real Estate research shows that Dubai's industrial rents have fallen

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC Transport Projects in 2017

    August 07 , 2016

    Rail infrastructure is emerging as a heavyweight sector in the Gulf. With 19% of $2trn net value of GCC projects in pre-execution for the transport industry, it comes second only to construction, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE coming out as the strongest...

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  • Russian investor’s return to Dubai property market

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Purchases from Russia made up 17% of overall investments in July, up three times from the beginning of the year

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  • Building management systems not being fully utlilised, says Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Firms says that 80% of building management systems are currently being manually operated

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  • Kleindienst Group plans mixed group project for Dubai Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Kleindienst & Partners is working on a mixed group project for the European Union in Dubai for Expo 2020

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  • Nakheel construction tender open for bids

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Dubai's Nakheel issues construction tender for a three-star hotel in Dragon City, bids open till September 25, 2016

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  • Dubai aims to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    Dubai Supreme Council is working to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030 by joining hands with Emirates GBC

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  • Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services.

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    The company has a turnover of $2.7mn, and 65 technicians that manage over 2,500 customers

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  • Main building approved for Dubai Safari project

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    The main building will include a theatre that can accommodate 1,000 people, with an external metal structure, a clean energy production park, and an interactive play area for children

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  • Tristar wins contract to deliver infrastructure works at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Master developer Dubai South awards the contract for work at its flagship Residential District

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  • Imdaad wins waste management deal with Union Coop

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Leading FM and waste management firm to implement retail waste management solutions for supermarket chain

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 biggest castles in the world

    July 31 , 2016

    Castles were meant to be unbeatable structures that showed off the power of the Empire. Here's a list of the top ten biggest castles in the world.

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  • Aziz pre-launches serviced apartments project

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    The Montrell project will be located in Al Furjan, and will offer 222 units to buyers

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  • Dubai's Emaar Malls Q2 profit rises 11.2%

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Quarterly revenue was 785 million dirhams, up from 721 million dirhams a year earlier.

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  • DP World signs MoU to develop Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Agreement has been signed with state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation

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  • Dubai Properties launches Bellevue Tower 2

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    Bellevue Tower 1 was launched in June this year to high investor demand

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  • Nakheel posts $803mn profit for first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    The profit represents a 4% increase on the same period in 2015

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  • 54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The busiest year's for for project openings will be 2017 and 2018 including the Paramount Hotel Dubai and the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi

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  • Jumeirah Golf Estates launches phase two of Redwood Park community

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    Buyer confidence apparently boosted by the recent announcement that construction of phase one had reached over 80% completion

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  • Land prices likely to rise along Dubai Route Expo

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Developers are expected to take advantage of accessibility afforded by the network

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  • First phase of Damac's Akoya Imagine project sold out

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    The first phase of sales attracted purchases from investors from 26 countries, with the second phase to take place on July 30

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  • Dubai property prices remain stable in Q2 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2016

    Buyers remain cautious, with the highest demand for off-plan sales from reputed developers

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  • Hill International bags contracts on two Kuwaiti hospitals

    Kuwait July 24 , 2016

    Company will provide project and construction management services, in a deal that will net the company $13.1mn

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  • Ezdan installs water saving devices at Al Wukair residential project

    Qatar July 24 , 2016

    Company has been installed about 262,000 water saving devices in more than 15,000 residential units

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  • Fire breaks out at Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Fire and police crews are at the blaze, while videos show debris falling from the building

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  • Empower signs contract to provide cooling plants to Nakheel

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    The $409mn deal will see Empower provide six cooling plants in the two locations, to provide 260,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the 400 buildings.

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  • GCC spending on facades to grow to $12bn by 2024

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Architects and developers need to prioritise lower heating and air conditioning costs to achieve energy efficiency, report finds

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  • Brexit unlikely to have lasting effect on Dubai market, says report

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2016

    Any negative impact on Dubai is expected to be 'temporary', according to JLL

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  • Jezeera Airways given permission to build new terminal at Kuwait International Airport

    Kuwait July 19 , 2016

    The request was approved by the Kuwait Council of Ministers, with the intent of helping to ease passenger congestion at the country's only primary airport

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  • Emirati HSE officers to become mandatory from 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    Department of Human Resources and Emiratisation says that local officers will be situated on all sites with more than 500 workers from the beginning of next year

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  • RTA completes road project in Al Barsha South 2

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    The construction works on the internal roads total 16km, and include infrastructural works such as rainwater drainage network, revamping electricity, water and irrigation grids

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  • Dubai South awards contracts worth $270mn

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    A number of contracts have been signed with a number of companies, including Parsons Corporation, Atkins Global, and Tristar Engineering & Construction

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  • EFS Facilities Services wins $4.08mn contract from Dubai Real Estate Corporation

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The company will provide facilities management services at Karama Residential Development

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  • 47 firms caught flouting midday work ban in UAE

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has recorded 99.8% level of compliance for the midday break

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  • Report: Arabtec Holding granted $108.9mn debt facility by shareholder

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments agrees to facility to help Arabtec weather challenging market conditions

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  • Dubai's observation wheel given new name

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2016

    The soon-to-be world’s highest observation wheel has hit a new construction milestone, and been given a rebrand

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  • Large majority of Dubai property delayed in Q2

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Almost 71% of residential units slated for completion in the second quarter of the year have been delayed

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  • New Dubai hotel to feature rooftop VOX cinema

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    The Aloft Hotel - which will be connected to City Centre Deira - will boast a rooftop cinema and cinematic themed floor

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  • Damac launches Beach at Navitas Hotel & Residences

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Developer says the project is a collection of golf and beach-style living apartments set within AKOYA Oxygen master development

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis completes new $15.25mn student accommodation

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    The project was undertaken after analysis found 'definite shortage in supply' in Dubai

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  • Fujairah National Construction Company wins Mag 5 Boulevard deal

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    MAG 5 Property Development has awarded the main contractor contract for its $190mn affordable housing project

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  • Penspen and Dar Al Handasah JV clinches Kuwait pipeline deal

    Kuwait July 11 , 2016

    The joint venture will manage the engineering, procurement and construction of a new gas and condensate pipeline

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  • Dubai Opera House work to complete in August

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2016

    The project is showing ‘good progress’ with the concrete and steel structure works completed.

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  • Jumeirah Bridge set for full opening in July

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2016

    The build, which is part of Phase II of the Dubai Water Canal project, is to complete this month

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  • Construction begins on Six Flags Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2016

    The second phase of the development has started, with the Dubai Parks and Resorts attraction is expected to open in late 2019

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  • EPC contract awarded for Phase 1 of Hassyan clean energy project

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2016

    The first unit of the breakthrough projectis expected to be operational by March 2020 - before Expo 2020 in Dubai

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  • Aramco's Midyan Gas Plant to complete before end of 2016

    Saudi Arabia July 03 , 2016

    The project broke ground in 2013, and will produce power that is vital to keep up with growing demand in Saudi Arabia

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  • Najibi launches 'active lifestyle' theme park in Australia

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The $297mn project will be located on Australia's sunshine coast, with construction slated to begin in 2017

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  • Farnek bags IMG Worlds of Adventure MEP contract

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The firm has been awarded an initial 15-month contract, which will include MEP maintenance of the full IMG Worlds of Adventure site

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 infrastructure work to begin 'shortly'

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    Government minister says that Dubai is hoping to complete all major construction on the site a full year before the event's opening ceremony

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  • Dubai Parks to waive rights to Six Flags exclusivity in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia June 29 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia is in talks with Six Flags to open theme parks in the Kingdom, a plan that is part the country's Saudi vision 2030 to increase tourism

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  • Consortium wins $2.89bn deal to build Dubai Metro extension

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    The 'Route 2020' line project will add 15km to the emirate's metro network, and will begin before the end of the year

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  • Abu Dhabi's Masdar in talks for $800m loan to fund solar park

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Masdar's chief executive officer revealed that the company was in talks with several UAE-based banks for a loan

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  • Trojan wins $270mn deal to build Emaar's Mira Oasis

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Trojan General Contracting has been awarded the contract to build the second phase of the Dubai project

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  • ACC to build new Mashreq HQ in Downtown Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    Contractor will complete the 35-storey tower in 28 months, with the completion date pencilled in for April 2019

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  • Masdar, DEWA team up for third phase of record-breaking solar park in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Al maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030

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  • Smart Dubai showcases Happiness Agenda strategy at DEWA

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    It is the first in a plan of meetings that the SDO intends to hold with its strategic partners to explain Smart Dubai initiative for implementing the Happiness Agenda

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  • Damac awards $817mn of contracts in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The developer has awarded 25 construction and consultancy contracts during the first six months of the year

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  • Dubai ruler launches 2030 Dubai Industrial Strategy

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The strategy aims to develop and implement long-term industrial policies to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the industrial sector in Dubai and across its free zones.

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  • Cayan Group eyes plots in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The group is looking at buying land after a decree was issued last week allowing non-UAE citizens full ownership of land for three plots in Dubai South

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  • UAE hotels in talks to open near Jeddah Tower

    Saudi Arabia June 26 , 2016

    Jumeirah Group and Rotana Hotels are some of the hotels in negotiations to open in the new district near the new tower

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  • Abu Dhabi Municipality completes permanent footbridge

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The bridge is in the vicinity of the Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque, and has been designed with accessibility in mind

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  • GCC Fuels $100bn in airport construction projects

    June 23 , 2016

    Comfortable airport terminals key for growing passenger numbers, announces airport consultancy

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  • Imdaad laucnhes innovative green solution for spent CFLs

    June 23 , 2016

    Discarded fluorescent bulbs to be collected & recycled to avoid landfill disposal

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  • Dubai Clean Energy Strategy on track

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2016

    The strategy aims to provide 7 per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2020

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  • New law allows non-UAE citizens to buy land in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2016

    The decision adds new land plots to the freehold area in Dubai World Central available for non-UAE nationals in Dubai

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  • Six Flags announces theme park in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

    A senior official has announced plans for the Kingdom's first theme park as yet another step in support of "Vision 2030"

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  • Dubai wins bid to host World Real Estate Congress

    United Arab Emirates June 20 , 2016

    The announcement boosts the city's growth as a leading global hub for investment and contributes towards its maturing real estate market

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  • Al Ashram Investments, Aramex sign strategic agreement

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company will build Aramex’s new Express Courier Facility in Dubai on a build-to-suit/ leaseback basis

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevator maintenance contract

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company has been awarded a contract to maintain 22 Hitachi Elevators at Burj Al Salam Tower

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  • Dubai rent prices at lowest point in 2 years

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    Prices are expected to continue to fall in the coming months

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  • Nakheel awards $1m contract at Dubai's Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    The STP and lifting station are expected to be completed by the end of 2017

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  • Saudi Arabia in talks to introduce dancing fountains

    Saudi Arabia June 14 , 2016

    Company that designed the Dubai Fountain in talks with Saudi officials for Jeddah Economic City Mall

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  • Positive outlook for Dubai's residential market

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    According to a report, the prime residential market will benefit from limited availability in the few established areas and the steady demand

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  • $3bn in contracts awarded To Emirati companies participating in UAE Nuclear Energy Programme

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    More than 1,400 UAE-based companies are contributing to the construction of the country's first nuclear energy plant

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  • Dubai ruler endorses EC3 project for EXPO 2020

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2016

    The facility will be the first of its kind in the Middle East in controlling, coordinating and integrating various transit modes

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  • Height of world's next tallest tower revealed

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    New details about the tower have been revealed by Emaar Properties' Chairman on Tuesday

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  • Musanada Completes 40% of Abu Dhabi Airport interchange

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    The $184.3mn project includes the development of the highway interchange of Abu Dhabi international airport

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  • Dubai house prices hit plateau

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The May 2016 ValuStrat Price Index (VPI) showed that there’s a “clear trend of a plateau” in Dubai’s residential prices

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  • Dusit to break ground on new Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The Dusit Princess ACES Dubai will be located in the Jumeirah Village Circle

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  • DP World wins 50 year deal to develop Ecuador Port

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The contract is worth $500mn, and includes the purchase of land, dredging, access roads and container berths

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  • DAMAC offers Phase 2 of Ghalia Hotel

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2016

    Located in Dubai South, Ghalia's units are designed to provide a contemporary living experience that combines the comforts of home with the service standards of a hotel

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  • Dubai property sales stabilise

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    There has been a marked increase in transaction levels in Q2 2016

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  • DEWA to build world's biggest Concentrated Solar Power project

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    The project is part of a wider plan for clean energy sources to provide 75% of Dubai's power by 2050

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  • RTA launches revised strategic plan 2016-2020

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    RTA's revised strategic plan is in line to render Dubai the smartest city in the world

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  • Companies sign major deals at Community Management Week

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority and Al Qamra Facilities Management ink 15-year healthcare waste deal

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  • REPORT: Property prices rise in Dubai’s affordable areas

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    The market is showing signs of bottoming out after a 17% decline in transaction levels, says Asteco

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to boost investment to $13bn by 2026

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    Around $8 billion (AED30 billion) worth of investments are expected over the next 10 years

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  • Dubai property prices down 7.5% on last year

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    April saw a month-on-month drop in property sale prices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to Reidin.

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  • REPORT: GCC projects worth $2trn in pipeline

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    Construction, transport and power are forecast to be the leading sectors, with shares of 52 per cent, 19 per cent and 11 per cent.

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  • Dubai Properties launches two tower project in Downtown area

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The residential project will offer 300 properties and is expected to complete in 2019

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  • Dubai Parks & Resorts raises $460mn for Six Flags project

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The oversubscribed rights issue will be used to fund new park that will open in Q4 2019

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  • Burj Al Arab unveils new beach terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The private facility at the self-styled seven star hotel stretches out 100m into the sea

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  • Dubai investors urged to explore ‘less visible’ opportunities

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Sectors such as education, serviced apartments and industrial reported to be gaining traction with investors

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  • RTA awards $191m deals for Dubai Water Canal

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Work on phase 4 and 5 is expected to be completed by September this year.

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai partners with Emirates

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Emirates’ extensive route network to over 150 destinations means that it is well placed to support Expo 2020 Dubai in attracting 25 million visitors, 70% of whom are expected to travel internationally to visit the Expo.

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  • New Muscat airport project to complete in 2016

    Oman May 29 , 2016

    Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Omani Minister of Transport and Communications, says 91% of work on MC3 package is complete

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  • Mohammad Bin Rashid opens Burj Al Arab Terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    The terrace includes Scape Restaurant, two pools, dedicated butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach area with day and sunbeds.

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  • Kuwait to sign $1bn contract with Salini, Limak for city project

    Kuwait May 26 , 2016

    It is the first phase of the planned 100,000 square kilometre urban development, which is situated in central Kuwait and is expected to house around 400,000 residents when completed.

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  • Rock solid outlook for Middle East stone industry

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    Experts at this week's Middle East Stone event believe the future is bright, as companies look to expand at home and abroad

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  • Plans for $272m Dubai Canal project unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Marasi Business Bay development, launched by Dubai Properties Group, is set for completion by 2023

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  • How Dubai is reducing its waste… to zero

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The man responsible for Dubai Municipality’s recycling plans Abdul Majeed Abdulaziz Saifaie explains his vision of zero waste for the emirate by 2030.

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  • World’s first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The innovative structure next to Emirates Towers in Dubai took 17 days to print, and was installed on site in two days.

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  • Solar energy student contest in Dubai to build on COP21

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Competition will seek to bridge gap between education and industry, trip to Munich and cash prizes await winning teams

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  • Mecca metro project delayed indefinitely

    Saudi Arabia May 25 , 2016

    The delay is due to financial restructuring, said the CEO of Mecca Mass Rail Transit

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  • Styro eyeing Dubai Expo 2020 contracts

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Walid Wakim, GM of Styro, says that the company hopes to hear good news before the end of the year

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  • FM industry shows positive growth despite challenging market, report says

    May 24 , 2016

    Results indicate that the FM industry has reason to expect long-term growth that will come hand-in-hand with a more demanding customer base.

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  • Elevators & Access Control: Reaching new heights

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio includes four product areas: access control, destination guidance, information communication, and equipment monitoring.

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  • Imdaad unveils Integrated Network Operations Centre at FM EXPO

    May 24 , 2016

    Company organises live demonstration to highlight features of intelligent command and control centre

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  • Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene: Paper towels becoming obsolete

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The Dyson Airblade hand dryer produces up to 71 per cent less CO2 than paper towels and is able to dry 18 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel.

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: Enhancing the environment

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    The company has spearheaded some of the most prestigious projects in the region including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Mall etc.

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  • IN PICTURES: dmg events inaugurates nine shows today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance opens Community Management Week (which includes five shows), INDEX, Workspace @ INDEX, Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering.

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  • dmg events opens nine shows at DWTC today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Community Management Week, which includes five shows is taking place from May 23- 25. And INDEX, Workspace @ INDEX, Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering take place from May 23-26, 2016.

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  • Community Management Week opens today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Educational features include Leaders in the Landscape Summit 2016, Middle East High Rise Summit, World FM Congress and and an FM Masterclass delivered by BIFM Training.

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: The synthetic choice

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    While the initial cost of installing is high, upkeep of artificial grass is much less expensive.

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  • Hamdan Bin Rashid inaugurates Community Management Week amid overwhelming response

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Brand new platform highlights sustainable community management solutions via five dedicated show brands

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  • Dubai’s going solar

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The global solar market is doing well. But it is changing, and the main reason for this is a shift in geographical focus. The Big 5 Hub talks to Hadi Tahboub, Vice President of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) about Dubai’s role as a leader...

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  • Falconcity of Wonders eco-campaign to support Dubai's 'green' vision

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The ‘Save the Nature’ contest challenges the community to create sustainable future in support of Dubai’s ‘green’ agenda

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  • Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists in 2020

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Visitors from the GCC countries topped the list of Dubai tourists, making up 25 per cent of the total number of tourists from around the world in Q1 2016.

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  • Midday work break to run from June 15 to September 15

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Workers across the country's many construction sites will break from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

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  • GCC awarded construction contract for Emaar Residences

    Saudi Arabia May 22 , 2016

    Three towers featuring 283 properties will be built on the project, which is situated in Jeddah Gate

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  • Elevators & Access Control 2016 to offer insight on green mobility solutions

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Middle East High Rise Summit to focus on innovative designs for construction of sustainable buildings

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  • Keilani bags $54.5mn contract to build properties in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    Dubai boasts one of the largest serviced apartment supply in the MENA region

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  • Limitless to make early $560mn payment to banks and creditors

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    The company has successfully restructured its agreement with lenders, and will pay back more than $1.2bn in total

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  • Honeywell, Bayer Pearl to support Saudi Arabia's Montreal protocol commitments

    Saudi Arabia May 19 , 2016

    Spray foam insulation key to more energy efficient buildings in Saudi Arabia

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  • Parsons awarded UAE deep wastewater tunnels project

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The primary objectives for the project are to reduce the overall cost of treating wastewater in the Emirate

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  • SITE VISIT: Al Zorah mixed use development in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The UAE's smallest emirate, Ajman is seeing a boom in development as it focuses on tourism and industry growth. It is proving to be one of the most exciting development destinations in the GCC.

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  • Emaar Industries & Investments acquires stake in UAE-based LFC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    EII will contribute to developing LFC's business activities and strengthen market share

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  • Healthcare projects to drive investment in GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    Healthcare industry is expected to need an additional 1500 beds by 2020

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  • Dubai to build new $3.4bn sewage system by 2021

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    This project will save millions annually spent by the government on operating and providing maintenance works for ageing infrastructure.

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  • Dubai firm launches $136m residential project in Morocco

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The City of Green Valley Marrakech will extend over 410,000 sqm and comprise 350 villas.

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  • Airolink Building Contracting main contractor for Art Centre project

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The mall will become the first and only specialised mall in the GCC region dedicated to the furniture market

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  • Turner & Townsend wins key Al Maktoum contract

    May 17 , 2016

    Company will provide cost management services for the expansion of the airport

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  • How to get a good night’s sleep

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The latest innovation in the bedding industry, FloTemp’s Ice beds and Ice pillows are reversible, cool on one side and warm on the other.

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  • Dubai's Arabtec Q1 net loss narrows as revenue rises

    May 16 , 2016

    The firm's quarterly revenue was $528 million, versus $487 million a year earlier.

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  • Construction work begins on Dubai’s $1.2m Al Twar park

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The 1.1 hectare park is part of a proposal for developing new attractions for tourists and visitors to Dubai, and is in line with the government’s plans to increase greenery in residential communities.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awards $91.2m road contract

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The phase two of the ‘Parallel Roads’ project in Business Bay is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2018

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  • Sharjah halts cladding use pending new fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The Sharjah Civil Defence would be upgrading its fire engines with GPS systems to quickly reach the location of fires.

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  • ACC wins Boulevard Point contract

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The 63-Storey Tower will be built in Downtown Dubai

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  • Farnek outlines cost-effective and energy-efficient facilities management

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Farnek CEO highlights how Dubai’s 2021 environmental goals could provide Dubai building owners with multi-million dollar savings

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  • Middle East Waste and Recycling to kick off as Dubai targets Zero Waste by 2030

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The UAE has adopted specific measures to achieve the ‘zero waste’ objective and successfully divert 75 per cent of waste from landfills by 2021.

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  • The future of building technology

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Smart skyscrapers are able to achieve significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials in terms of structure, appliances, electrical systems, plumbing, and HVACR.

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  • REPORT: Private funding critical for big GCC projects

    May 15 , 2016

    Governments in the region are increasingly looking at the private sector as a partner to operate and finance infrastructure assets.

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  • More expats considering buying property in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2016

    Two thirds of expatriates said they would consider splashing out on property in the emirates

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  • IN PICTURES: Dubai Ruler reviews Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium designs

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum looked at a number of designs

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  • Dubai to issue Al Maktoum airport tender

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Tender expected on May 28 will be for the works to expand the airport to handle approximately up to 26.5 million passengers per year by 2025.

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  • dmg events launches successful Dubai event in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 11 , 2016

    Saudi Arabian facilities management industry set to touch $29 billion by 2017 at 10 per cent year-on-year growth

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  • Indian developer reveals plans for eight GCC properties

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    The hotel group has appointed Australian real estate franchise Raine & Horne to support eight hotel openings across the GCC by 2019.

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  • Nakheel Mall construction almost 50% complete

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    The $330mn development is located on Palm Jumeriah, and will be split over five levels

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  • Building the next ‘Smart City’ powered by the Internet of Things

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    As the UAE ushers in a new era of advancement, much has been predicted and promised about the integration of ICT into every aspect of the completed city developments. By Gamal Emara, Country Manager - UAE, HPE Aruba

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  • Dubai's SMEs need more help from developers - report

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The emirate's 350,000+ SMEs makes up around 95% of all companies in Dubai

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  • Nakheel to showcase almost $1bn of property in UK

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The organisation will showcase nearly 1,200 residential units and land plots

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  • Follow the leader

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    Senior Managing Director Dawood Bin Ozair talks about how Al Futtaim Engineering is perfectly placed to capitalise on GCC markets, specifically Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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  • Green lighting initiative launches in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The 12-month eco-programme will use awareness campaigns, community engagement and green initiatives to achieve its objectives.

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  • Dubai to introduce star rating system for buildings

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    This forms part of Dubai Land Department's new building classification system for the emirate

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  • Dubai Courts agrees first PPP project intiative

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    The car park will be part of a larger project, which will include the new Supreme Court

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  • Fire engulfs factory fiberglass factory in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    Workers were evacuated from the factory located in Ajman’s industrial area, no casualties were reported.

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  • Gemini Splendor construction begins

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    New project will feature more than 130 properties

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  • VP views designs of Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The stadium will include a training hall, 5,000 car park, a sports museum and conference halls

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  • Riyadh Metro to create 23,000 jobs for citizens, says governor

    Saudi Arabia May 08 , 2016

    The project is expected to create jobs for Saudis and would include training and technology transfers and a cooperation programme with universities

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  • Aabar Properties to build 1,000 units in Abu Dhabi this year

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The real estate company continues its commitment to Abu Dhabi with new units planned over the next couple of years

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  • Penspen seals design consultancy contract with ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Firm will provide detailed engineering services for the modification and upgrade of various terminals and depot facilities

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  • Wael Allan appointed as new COO at Drake & Scull

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Industry veteran was previously the CEO of Arcadis

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  • 800,000m2 of Dubai office space to complete in next three years

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Demand is outstripping supply in some areas, boosted by start-up businesses and SMEs

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  • Danube strengthens affordable housing segment with $82m Glamz Residence

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Danube had successfully floated the idea of home ownership two years ago as record numbers of customers joined the sustainable affordable housing bandwagon

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  • Solar-powered plane departs California on round-the-world flight

    May 04 , 2016

    Piccard completed the trans-Pacific crossing last month, reaching San Francisco after a flight of nearly three days.

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  • Orascom Construction appoints new Non-Executive Chairman

    Egypt May 04 , 2016

    Jérôme Guiraud currently sits on the Board of OCI N.V. and is a former board member of Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. and Lafarge

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  • Suitable management of medical waste

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    With medical tourism set to reach 500,000 a year by 2020, the generation of medical waste in the UAE is forecast reaching 35 tons per day in 5 years.

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  • Dubai launches international centre for 3D printing

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Dubai 3D Printing Strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid aims to 3D print 25% of buildings in Dubai by 2030.

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  • Emaar’s profit reaches $328m in Q1 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Emaar is launching a new Retail District in Dubai Creek Harbour and expanding The Dubai Mall, in addition to rolling out 35 new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai and other international markets.

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  • DEWA receives five bids for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    The lowest recorded bid at the opening of the envelopes was US 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

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  • Rental yields almost 10% in Dubai's ‘affordable’ areas

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Returns in Discovery Gardens and International City leading the way

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  • Falcon-inspired design of UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 revealed

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Calatrava’s proposal was selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar.

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  • JAFZA Bridge project announced by RTA

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Bridge will cost around $28.6mn to build and is slated to take 18 months

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  • Atlantis The Palm to get $100m revamp

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    The hotel is currently in the mock-up stages to finalise the new room designs.

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  • World’s first gas-powered double-decker bus

    United Kingdom May 01 , 2016

    A major challenge in developing the bus was modifying its fuel system to ensure the bus offered an acceptable range for operators.

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  • Dubai: 25% of all buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2016

    The value of 3D printing technology based construction sector in Dubai will be $816 million (AED3bn) by 2025.

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  • Riyadh property prices stabilise in Q1 2016

    Saudi Arabia April 28 , 2016

    Around 6,000 residential units entered the Riyadh market during the first quarter of 2016, bringing the total stock to 995,000.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices to fall further

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The first quarter saw a 2.7% drop in rents, with a further drop of 3% to 5% expected later in the year.

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  • IN PICTURES: Award-winning Dubai Expo 2020 designs

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    Thirteen of the world's leading architectural firms took part in the Expo 2020 pavilion design competition. We look at the winners.

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  • FM EXPO increases exhibition space by 25% for its 10th edition

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The show features 15 free-to-attend CPD-certified workshops, 6 FM Masterclasses, FM World Congress and Middle East High Rise Summit

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  • Kuwait to build $2.9bn theme park in the UK

    Kuwait April 26 , 2016

    The resort, which will feature a theme park, water park, cinema and large theatre, is expected to open in 2021.

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  • Emaar reveals plans for 35 new hotels & residences

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2016

    The new openings will take the total number of new hotel rooms being added by Emaar Hospitality Group in the UAE to 3,835 and the number of new serviced residences to 4,249.

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  • Syria and Russia sign $957m infrastructure deals

    Syrian Arab Republic April 26 , 2016

    The contracts entail restoring infrastructure in the war-torn Arab nation.

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  • Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park to open in August

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    The park, which will include more than 20 rides and attractions, expects to attract 4.5 million people in the first year of opening.

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  • Emaar says fire-hit Address hotel will not reopen in 2016

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    “There had been no negative impact on Emaar's balance sheet from the hotel's temporary closure.”

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  • Troubled Arabtec hires AlixPartners for review

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    Arabtec has recorded five constant quarters of losses and is aiming to cut costs which could include job cuts.

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  • Dubai developer says 14 affordable housing projects are in the pipeline

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    Ellington Properties says 14 new projects in Dubai will add more than 2,200 residential units including apartments, townhouses and villas to the market.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed visits $2.7bn theme park near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    The Dubai Parks and Resorts project has completed 88 per cent of the construction work and 70 per cent of the utilities infrastructure.

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  • Danube awards $50.4m construction contract for residential project

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    While the market sentiments are down, Danube has been busy carving its own niche in the affordable housing segment.

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  • German investors plan mega solar project in Oman

    Oman April 24 , 2016

    German investment trusts will provide the required finance, technology, technically qualified professionals and training for local people to develop the project.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices down by 10% in Q1

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    A total of 2,200 units were added to Dubai's residential property supply in the first three months of 2016 and rents decreased by 5 per cent.

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  • Dubai set to release tougher fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The new code will seek to address issues related to aluminium cladding in the wake of at least a dozen tower fires in the UAE since 2012.

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  • Arabtec may break even this year, return to profit in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    Arabtec's share price has fallen 76 per cent from its all-time peak and it reported a net loss of $640 million in 2015

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  • Switzerland becomes first nation to confirm Expo 2020 participation

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The country will have a $15.5m (AED57m) pavilion at the event. It will showcase its research capacity in the fields of renewable energy, mobility and the environment at the Expo.

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  • Dubai Parks launches $457m rights issue to fund Six Flags park

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The theme park developer is seeking to raise a total of AED2.67 billion in financing.

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  • Villas for Sweden Island to be complete by year-end

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The homes will be the first in Dubai to be furnished by Bentley Home, the car brand's interiors unit, and will be completed by the end of 2016

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  • Emaar to pay 15% dividend after ‘severe’ cost cuts

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    Mohamed Alabbar says he was ‘really scared’ of the market conditions this year.

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  • Construction giant Dewalt unveils smartphone

    United Kingdom April 20 , 2016

    Construction giant Dewalt has entered the smartphone market with a tough Android-powered handset designed for building industry workers.

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  • Compass PM hands over region's first Weslodge Saloon

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Key features include a $60,000, 4m-long, custom-made Grillworks grill, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East

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  • Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Warner Bros theme park to create 1,000 new jobs

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Project featuring a range of famous Warner Brothers characters is 30 per cent complete.

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  • DEWA makes progress on substations for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Three 132/11 kilovolt main substations named Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity are being built at the cost of $114m.

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  • Krantz air units chosen for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Al Futtaim Engineering is supplying Louvre Abu Dhabi with Krantz air outlet units.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property market starts to recover

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2016

    Eight off-plan residential projects were launched in the first quarter, adding more than 2,000 units to Dubai’s residential pipeline by 2021.

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  • dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa expands into North Africa

    Morocco April 18 , 2016

    INDEX North Africa & The Big 5 Construct North Africa launch in a regional economy poised to record growth rate of 4 to 5 per cent by 2020

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  • Eagle Hills begins construction of Belgrade tower

    Serbia April 17 , 2016

    The 160-metre-high riverside tower will be part of the greater Belgrade Waterfront complex in the Serbian capital

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show brings sustainable solutions for UAE’s outdoor spaces

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2016

    Dedicated landscaping platform debuts at first-ever Community Management Week with industry-oriented summit & CPD-certified workshops

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  • All Dubai buildings disability-friendly by 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 14 , 2016

    A special team of officials from various Dubai government departments will be spearheading a comprehensive study being led by a consultant

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  • Dubai's Emaar to split with India partner

    India April 14 , 2016

    The developer has said that its Indian joint venture has been struggling with project delays, failed IPO and other issues.

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  • World's first 7-star airport opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    The 5,600 sqm stand-alone terminal is located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 facts about Emaar’s The Tower

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a $1bn tower in Dubai, which is set to be taller than the Burj Khalifa. Dubbed simply ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour development. Here is what we know so far.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts secures $270m funding for Six Flags

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2016

    Debt financing is being provided by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Sharjah Islamic Bank.

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  • Dubai’s Cayan receives go-ahead for $267m Riyadh project

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The mixed-use Samaya project in north western Riyadh is spread over an area of one million sqm.

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  • Saudi firm signs $122.6m deal for London building

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The landmark property located on Trafalgar Square was purchased from German fund manager GLL Real Estate.

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  • Kuwait’s Integrated Logistics buys 24 Grove cranes

    Kuwait April 12 , 2016

    Kuwaiti company ordered the 24 units during a visit to Grove’s factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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  • Emaar Properties Group CEO resigns

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Amit Jain, the group’s Chief Operating Officer, will handle Lahej’s responsibilities, the company said in a post on Dubai Financial Market’s website.

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  • Environment committee visits Louvre Abu Dhabi site

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    The committee was briefed on the latest development works inside the museum as well as the external infrastructure.

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  • Iraqi contractors to get paid in government bonds

    Iraq April 11 , 2016

    The bonds can be traded in the local market or cashed at banks for a discount, the central bank said in a statement.

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  • Emaar unveils $1bn tower taller than Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2016

    Called ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour, Emaar’s chairman Mohamed Alabbar revealed.

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  • African auto parts market to be worth $15.3bn by 2020

    Kenya April 10 , 2016

    Nearly 22 million vehicles are on Africa’s roads, creating demand for parts and accessories worth more than $8 billion per year. Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are leading growth.

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  • Saudi company plans up to $12bn power investment in Egypt

    Saudi Arabia April 10 , 2016

    ACWA Power’s projects in Egypt until 2021 are forecast to add around 10,000 megawatts to Egypt's national electricity grid.

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  • Radiant Star launches $89m project at Dubai Culture Village

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    The project will be ready for handover in Q4 2016. Dubai Culture Village is being developed by the Dubai Properties Group.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed approves 6 Dubai megaprojects

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    As part of Dubai’s goal to become a sustainable city by 2021, Sheikh Mohammed also signed the ‘palm document regulations’ yesterday, which will evaluate green buildings.

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  • Dubai approves $354m sewage plant expansion

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    Second phase of Jebel Ali treatment plant gets a green signal for expansion. It will double the capacity of the sewage plant to 675,000 cubic metres per day.

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  • DEWA begins $178m water project Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2016

    The project will increase Dubai’s overall water flow and meet current and future demand for water.

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  • Dubai Municipality unveils new green projects

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed praised the ongoing projects which he considers as "necessary and strategic" for the future of the nation and the next generations.

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  • UAE truck manufacturers eye African markets

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2016

    Gorica and Mammut keen on expansion in East Africa. Mammut says oil-producing markets in Africa have been hard hit by low crude prices.

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  • Damac reveals possible US expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2016

    The Dubai-based developer also said it will further expand into the London market with a new up-scale project

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  • Dubai’s DEWA develops drones to improve infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Sirb initiative comprises a fleet of high-end drones used to support Dubai’s infrastructure and contribute to providing efficient and easy-to-use services.

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  • Town Square ready to welcome first residents in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The town houses have been launched to overwhelming investor response

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  • Godolphin's Parallel Roads Project 30% complete

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The project is set for completion in the last quarter of 2017

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  • UAE signs contracts worth $170m for housing schemes

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The first contract includes construction and maintenance of 320 houses in Ras Al Khaimah. The second contract is for building and maintaining 232 houses in Umm Al Quwain.

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  • Arabtec cancels proposal to add board members

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    Dubai-based construction company had said last week that it will submit a proposal to increase the number of board members from five to seven.

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  • Dubai’s new law could address affordable housing woes

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    A proposed law by Dubai Municipality calls for mandatory 15-20 per cent affordable housing in future residential developments across the emirate.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 rides at Motiongate Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Motiongate Dubai looks set to open in October this year. It will have 27 rides and attractions in total, all centred around 13 Hollywood films. The Big 5 Hub lists ten of the best rides the theme park is set to offer.

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  • Conference held for phase 3 of Al Maktoum Solar Park project

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Phase 2 of the project will be operation in April 2017, says HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

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  • Ajman Ruler applauds civil defence for fire operation

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Shaikh Humaid orders to provide all necessary assistance to affected people; accommodate them in hotels until a suitable housing is arranged for them.

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  • Egypt reviews $1.1bn solar energy project

    Egypt March 30 , 2016

    The project is located in one of Egypt's border governorates. The fund is also considering contribution to the capitals of three other projects.

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  • UPDATE: Cleanup begins at scene of Ajman tower blaze

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    This month Dubai Civil Defence said the release of the updated UAE fire code will be delayed for a month to allow revisions, amendment of additional chapters and translation work.

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  • VIDEO: Fire breaks out at Ajman One residential tower

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    The fire reportedly broke out in a tower complex in Ajman’s Al Sawan area at around 9pm. Fire rescue efforts continued until today morning.

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  • Huge blaze at Ajman tower continues into morning

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the UAE, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, visited the site oversaw the efforts by the civil defence to put out the fire.

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  • Plans for Six Flags Resort in Dubai revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Dubai Parks & Resorts is to raise its share capital to take on the US-Based theme park and resort project

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  • Dubai Trade partners with developer Nakheel

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Nakheel customers will be able to use “Rosoom” to pay service charges for owner associations, community management and club fees.

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  • Dubai Municipality investments for public projects reach $952m

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    The real volume of the investment for 20 investment projects that was funded by the Municipality was $343m (and the return on investment last year was more than $28.6m.

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  • Dubai ruler reviews $2.2bn One Central project

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed reportedly reviewed the detailed model of the upcoming mixed-use project, being developed and managed by the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis investments $980m in 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    DSO registered a 38 per cent increase in the number of companies operating in technology free zone

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  • DEWA to build 64 main substations over next three years

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    "DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al...

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  • Riyadh metro work 30% complete

    Saudi Arabia March 27 , 2016

    Workflow for the project includes construction in more than 184 locations along the tracks and the bus networks planned for the city

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  • Plans for Dubai Opera house opening revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The iconic venue - the city's first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre will seat up to 2,000 for a theatrical production and up to 1,000 for a gala dinner.

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  • Dubai’s property demand is beginning to surpass supply

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The emirate predicts an increase in property prices as a result of demand continuing at peak levels and continued low supply

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  • Drake & Scull wins $93m Doha Metro contract

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The contract was awarded by the Japanese contractor Fujita Corporation. Drake & Scull Rail division will undertake MEP works and delivery is scheduled for 2019.

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  • Dubai theme park set to open in October

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Motiongate is part of the $2.9bn (AED10.5bn) Dubai Parks and Resorts, a 2.3 million sqm development off Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali.

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  • Brookfield Multiplex wins contract for $544m Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Construction of the 24-storey LEED Silver-rated project, which has a gross area of 107,795 sqm, is expected to complete in 2018.

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  • Plans revealed for Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) appoints Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting [ALEC] to undertake development.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

    March 23 , 2016

    From Sydney to Singapore, millions of people in 178 countries reportedly switched off lights for an hour starting at 8:30 local time in support of the campaign, which was started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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  • UAE & Singapore JV plans $120m aluminium plant in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    The aluminium rolling plant in Abu Dhabi is a step towards diversifying the state’s economy away from hydrocarbons.

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  • Makkah leads Saudi hotel construction with 24,000 rooms in the pipeline

    Saudi Arabia March 22 , 2016

    Riyadh follows with 10,053 rooms and Jeddah with 6,980 rooms under development, with the majority of rooms forecast to open to the public over the next 5 years.

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  • Construction begins on ‘iconic’ 1/ JBR project

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    The luxurious tower is set for completion and handover in 2019

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  • UAE's Arabtec wins $463m government contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    Construction of 1,100 houses for Emirati nationals in Fujairah will begin immediately and complete in 2019.

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  • RTA opens Dubai Canal project bridge

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    Bridge completion rate has reached 90 per cent on Al Wasl Rd and 35 per cent on Jumeirah Road

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  • Emaar to award Opera Grand construction contract in May

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    66-storey residential tower offering 200 apartments to be ready in Q1 2019

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevators maintenance contract from Damac

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The Al-Futtaim company will service, maintain and provide for necessary spare parts for six ultra-high speed elevators in the residential skyscraper

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  • ENOC to begin construction of Project Falcon extension to Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Emirates National Oil Company reveals construction of an underground 16km jet fuel pipeline expansion linking its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South.

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  • Passenger car numbers on GCC roads to hit 19m by 2020

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia will hold the lion’s share of cars and the UAE is expected to have 3.53 million vehicles running on its roads by 2020.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 African building & infrastructure projects

    March 16 , 2016

    Africa is fast becoming a key market for the building sector and forecast to present massive opportunities over the next few years. The Big 5 Hub looks at ten of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects being carried out in the continent.

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  • World’s tallest tower reaches 37th floor

    Saudi Arabia March 16 , 2016

    Kingdom Holding revealed that the 1km tower had reached its 37th floor. It will overtake the 830-metre Burj Khalifa once complete with a gross floor area of 245,000 sqm.

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  • Dubai to build 325-metre tower for extreme sports

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Architecture website Archello said the tower would have three peaks designed as platforms for free fall and base jumping.

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  • Dubai show’s brush with sustainable coatings

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Thousands have arrived in Dubai for one of the biggest events in the paint and coatings sector in the region.

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  • Dubai's Meydan gets $476m in financing for projects

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    This is seen as a clear sign that the emirate is still pushing through with new projects despite an economic slowdown

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  • Chemical distributors unite in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Modern chemical distribution offers not just storage and transportation but also formulation expertise and technical services that enable coatings producers to find more value and high performance materials.

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  • Eco-friendly coatings in the spotlight at Dubai event

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Other challenges to the industry in the year ahead may include regulatory and pricing issues. Fabiana Requeijo, product manager at Ferro Corporation explains the challenges behind eco-friendly pigments.

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  • Innovative Ti-Pure solutions

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    The global titanium dioxide market is poised to touch $31.19bn by 2022, led by growing consumption of whitening pigment in the paints and coatings industry.

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  • Dubai office space seen growing 7% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2016

    The report forecast that the trend in increasing office space will continue in 2016 and over the next few years

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  • RTA awards $166m road contract to ease traffic in Karama

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2016

    The announcement comes as the Wafi Interchange project in the area nears completion. New interchange will be complete by late 2017.

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  • Five companies bid for Dubai Route 2020 metro link

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The new route will extend from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro station and ends at Expo 2020 venue

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  • Arabtec wins work on $300m twin towers in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The project, situated in the central Dubai area, consists of two 50-storey twin towers covering a total built up area of 227,800sqm.

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  • Nakheel backs cancer awarness boat cavalcade in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The Pink Caravan arrives in the emirate tomorrow on its UAE-wide promotion of screenings and protectection for women

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  • Nakheel signs MOU with KSA's Al Akaria for new real estate projects

    Saudi Arabia March 13 , 2016

    "We are delighted to take our unrivalled know-how, experience and expertise to KSA and to work with another leader, Al Akaria , as it expands its development project portfolio," said Ali Rashid Lootah, Chairman, Nakheel

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  • Transforming concrete with colour

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    One of the biggest trends in construction over the past year has been the interest in coloured concrete. Simple to use, cost effective and, when used in collaboration with designers and architects, can transform a construction project. We spoke to Peter...

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  • Mapei lands at The Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2016

    “This year marks our first-time attendance of The Big 5 Saudi. This is definitely the best place to be to provide customers with an invaluable touch-point with our brand."

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  • Dubai taxis reveals record profit for 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    Roads & Transport Authority backed taxi operator records strong profit from its 3,900 cabs and almost 8,000 drivers.

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  • dmg events acquires EMS PTY South Africa

    South Africa March 07 , 2016

    The exhibition company behind The Big 5 series of construction shows reveals its expansion plans for Africa with a new company acquisition

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  • More building services, smart technology engineering graduates needed, say experts

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Event organised by EmiratesGBC and Heriot-Watt University highlighted importance of educating future professionals to meet industry demand

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  • Indian vehicle giant plans $25m UAE expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Ashok Leyland plans to expand its production capacity at its Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) facility and building a new design and service training centre.

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  • Salaries to increase in UAE construction market this year

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Despite a market slowdown amid low oil prices, the salaries in the UAE construction sector may still edge up throughout the year

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  • Punj Lloyd wins $45m Akoya Oxygen contract

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2016

    he scope of work includes the construction of 168 villas at Trixis Cluster of the Akoya Oxygen master development at Dubailand

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  • Property sales soar in Oman despite oil price fall

    Oman March 03 , 2016

    Oman's real estate transactions registered a rise of 31 per cent in January 2016, reaching $911m (OMR350.8m) compared to $697m (OMR268.4m) recorded in the same period last year

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  • Iran presents $1.5trn investment opportunities in the next 10 years

    Iran, Islamic Republic of March 03 , 2016

    The Iranian Government is planning on progressively increasing its net investment in manufacturing to $25.5bn by early 2018, $35bn by 2020, and $62bn by 2025.

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  • Dubai unveils plans for $8.2bn free zone

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    Dubai Wholesale City is expected to become the world’s largest global wholesale hub, and take about 10 years to develop.

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of the best beach resorts in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    Summer is just around the corner and Dubai’s beaches are ready for an action-packed season. You will find these hotspots crowded with people playing beach games, picnicking, jet-skiing, jogging, swimming in the warm Gulf waters or topping up their tans. The...

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  • Dubai leader approves projects worth $1.9bn

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    “We will continue to follow up all sectors in the fields, and the infrastructure projects will be at the top of the agenda to provide decent living conditions for the citizens," says Sheikh Mohammed

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  • UPDATE: Dubai's Arabtec says no material news to affect its share price

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    The company comments after stock prices surged 14 per cent to Dh1.44, the biggest increase since December 2014

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  • UAE's solar-powered desert retreat revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    "This is the world's greenest resort," says the Dubai developer and British architect, boasting 14,500 sqm of solar panels to meet visitors' energy needs with water pumped from underground and recycled.

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  • Japan firms to participate in Egyptian projects worth $18bn

    Egypt March 01 , 2016

    Japan's Foreign Ministry said that Japanese and Egyptian companies are scheduled to sign more than 10 memorandums of agreement on Wednesday.

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  • Rents continue to drop as property market matures

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Report says that it is a good time for renters and investors to buy property, re-enter the market

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  • Arabtec shares rise as former CEO adds to stake

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Arabtec was the second-biggest contributor to the gain in Dubai’s DFM General Index, which advanced 2 per cent to the highest level since November.

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  • Egypt seeks $24bn investment in power projects

    Egypt February 29 , 2016

    Power projects worth $70 billion that are expected to be carried out in the next six years in Egypt.

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  • RTA awards $41m contract for Deira Palm Entrance Bridge

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2016

    The 17 million sqm project, which is includes the bridge and the waterway under the bridge, is the biggest development in Deira.

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  • New timeline for 2,177km GCC rail project

    Saudi Arabia February 28 , 2016

    As part of an ambitious plan to go ahead, GCC transport ministers will meet in Riyadh next month to discuss plans to go ahead with the GCC railway project in a more realistic manner despite weak global oil prices.

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  • Dubai’s Nakheel signs deal for second hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    Nakheel’s other hotel at Ibn Battuta – a 372-room Premier Inn – is currently under construction and due to open later this year.

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  • Brand new platform to showcase innovative community solutions

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    A fresh look at where we live our lives with the launch of Community Management Week

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  • Azizi Developments launches $95m residential project on Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    The new project is part of the company’s $1.2bn development plan. The developer is set to deliver 8 projects at Al Furjan in 2016. (See picture gallery below)

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  • REPORT: Rents remain unchanged in Dubai’s prime areas

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    In 2015, an estimated 15,000 units were delivered in Dubai. Around 3,000 units are expected to enter the market this year.

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  • Dubai ranked best city for expats in MENA

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi rank at the top of the list for quality of life in the GCC, as Muscat, Oman listed 107th followed by Doha, Qatar in 110th place. Kuwait City came in 124th, closely followed by Saudi cities like Riyadh and Jeddah ranking at 164th and 165th...

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  • Dubai FM company lands lucrative three-year New York deal

    United States February 24 , 2016

    Macro provided project management and FM support for IT provider Verint Systems' move of 186 employees to new HQ, and marks start of three-year deal.

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  • Saudi internet gets US tech boost

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    US tech giant backs new high-speed internet access for the kingdom

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  • Al Habtoor appoints new MD for UAE hospitality

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Kamal Naamani will be overseeing he operations of the company’s growing portfolio of new developments, including the much-anticipated Al Habtoor City.

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  • Electric and hybrid vehicles become popular in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Earlier this month, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that half the emirate’s cabs would be hybrid cars by 2021.

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  • Why Mammoet is the heavy duty transporter of choice

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    If it’s big, heavy and needs moving, there is one name that has earned a mighty reputation: Mammoet, operating in the GCC for more than 40 years. Regional Commercial Director Mike Abbas talks to The Big 5 Hub about the challenges of being the heavy lifting...

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  • How UAE ports set world standard for facilities

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Maritime transport sector is witnessing a remarkable growth in the areas of ports, operation and maintenance, shipbuilding, drydocks, finance and insurance in accordance with the international standards on safety and protection of the marine environment and...

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  • Unique glow-in-the-dark paving

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Evaglow by Making Ground is a unique paving system that glows in the dark creating an eco-friendly way of illuminating patios, pathways and general paving areas.

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  • REPORT: GCC construction firms urged to cut staff

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Spending has declined due to low oil prices and companies are required to hire more nationals, which increases labor costs. These factors have forced GCC contractors to suddenly cut costs and tighten their operations.

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  • Dubai Properties unveils affordable housing project

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    “We believe that everybody should have access to good quality affordable housing that meets their needs," said Abdullatif AlMulla, GCEO of Dubai Properties Group

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 most influential architects in the Middle East

    February 22 , 2016

    From sky-scrapers to museums and parks, take a look at the ten architects bringing ground-breaking designs to cities across the Middle East

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  • RTA extends prequalification deadline for Union Oasis Project

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    Pre-qualification of developers and potential bidders for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the Union Oasis project has been extended until the 28 February.

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  • Construction firm fined $3.2m over UAE bribery offence

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    The UK-based company pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to prevent an act of bribery, which took place in the UAE.

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  • Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre claims huge boost to city's economy

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    ADNEC has exceeded its Emiratisation target, created 18,600 jobs, and is responsible for $945m to Abu Dhabi's economy, says ADNEC Acting CEO Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

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  • Damac unveils $2bn Aykon City at Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    The project sales value is AED7.4bn ($2bn), Damac said, with completion scheduled for 2021.

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  • DEWA approves 143 enrolled electrical and solar photovoltaic consultants and contractors

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    DEWA is encouraging building owners to take advantage of the Shams Dubai initiative and locally generate clean energy which helps to reduce their electricity bills, increase their property value, protect the environment, support Dubai's economy, and guarantee...

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  • RTA opens widening of 7 km-long sector of major road

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    With 60 per cent of Al Houdh Junction completed, the project is set to open in the last quarter of this year

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  • DIFC to invest $136m on new infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2016

    Ground broke on the Gate 11 building last July, one of the new projects set for the district this year

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten Middle East hotels opening in 2016

    February 18 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub selects ten of the best hotel properties completing construction this year across the Middle East region.

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  • Emaar to open Rove hotel near Dubai Parks and Resorts

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2016

    Rove At The Park complements the appeal of upcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park destination

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  • Japan takes ‘world’s tallest’ fight to Dubai

    Japan February 17 , 2016

    The 1,700-metre tall Sky Mile Tower will be able to accommodate 55,000 people in Tokyo Bay.

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  • Dubai's biggest engineer launches fire safety division

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2016

    Al-Futtaim Engineering has introduced The Control and Life Safety division to carry out design, installation and maintenance of fire protection and detection systems.

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  • Saudi Arabia has 47,000 hotel rooms under development

    February 17 , 2016

    A record number of hotel rooms and 124 hotels are being developed in the kingdom, according to a new report.

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  • DMCA and DMCC launch Dubai Maritime Club

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2016

    New group to focus on Innovation, communication and collaboration in developing dynamic network of maritime professionals in Dubai

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  • Nakheel seeks $1.4bn loan for construction projects

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2016

    Nakheel is looking to tap debt markets as the cost of borrowing in the Gulf is expected to move higher in coming months, due to declining banking sector liquidity and rising U.S. interest rates

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  • Al Habtoor Group aquires Vienna hotel from Starwood

    February 16 , 2016

    The Connecticut-based Starwood has been selling its assets to stem costs and drive growth with many buyers originating from the Arabian Gulf region

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  • Dubai construction costs fall in 2015

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    New report reveals that the indicator for construction costs in Dubai for 2015 was 100.60, down 0.37 per cent compared to 2014

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  • UAE energy chiefs' five-year plan for world-beating energy efficiency

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    New pledge to strengthen UAE’s position as a global role model in achieving the highest standards of energy efficiency, and increasing the share of renewable and clean energy.

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  • Drake & Scull Q4 net profit jumps

    February 14 , 2016

    The company posted a net profit of $4m in the three months to Dec. 31, compared with a profit of 3.8 million dirhams in the year-earlier period

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  • DEWA accelerates energy and water infrastructure for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    DEWA has launched a wide variety of initiatives to support this, allocating over AED2.6 billion to boost electricity, water, and renewable energy projects according to the highest international standards.

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  • RTA approves 2016 budget of $2 billion

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    Chairman of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority said that as many as 55 major infrastructure projects will be developed this year, including 12 new road projects.

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  • dmg events' latest construction venture in Africa

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    The Big 5 North Africa will take place in May 2017 at Parc des Expositions de l'Office des Changes, Casablanca, Morocco.

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  • RAK Properties appoints leading architecture & interior design firms

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    The two are key additions to the elite roster of world-class contractors and partners that are collaborating on making Mina Al Arab a model of modern design

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  • New test facility elevates KONE to new heights

    China February 14 , 2016

    China is home to a new 235m tower, which will be a testbed for some of the fastest lifts in the world.

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  • Upward progress - an insight into elevator giant KONE's new test tower in China

    China February 14 , 2016

    Asia leads the world in new high-rise construction and the world’s biggest elevator manufacturer has just opened a new test facility in China. We speak to Santeri Suoranta, who is Head of Technology, Major Projects, to find out why the new Chinese facility is...

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Rotana to open nine hotels in UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2016

    The new properties will add 3,598 keys to the company’s existing 9,584-strong room count in the UAE.

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  • Egypt signs four contracts for projects worth $25bn

    Egypt February 11 , 2016

    The ministry has signed two contracts with Mountain View in addition to two contracts with Arabia Group for Development & Urban progress company and Palm Hills.

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  • Dubai's Falcon City seeks investment to boost ailing project

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    The main developer says that the company aims to complete the project by its original 2020 date despite set-backs

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  • Dubai to start building the world’s largest mall in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    The $21.8bn (AED80bn) Mall of the World project was first launched as the world’s largest shopping mall.

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  • Abu Dhabi rents begin to fall as oil slump kicks in

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    It was the second most expensive place in the world to rent according to the CBRE – now job cuts are driving rents and property prices down.

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of Zaha Hadid’s greatest buildings

    February 10 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub selects ten of the best buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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  • Damac to hold meeting on 2015 financial results

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    The developer will also discuss a strategy for the upcoming year at a board meeting scheduled to be held on 10 February

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  • Expanding Abu Dhabi’s gateways

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    As one of the fastest growing in the world, Khalifa Port has set Abu Dhabi Terminals as one of the most competitive in the world. But it has yet to hit its full potential.

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  • Dubai property market to continue decline through to 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2016

    New report indicates continued property market declines as more residential projects come into the pipeline in 2016

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to spend $3.7bn building two malls in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia February 08 , 2016

    The 300,000-sqm Mall of Saudi will be the kingdom's largest and the 100,000-sqm City Centre Ishbiliyah will have 250 stores.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed announces new tower in Dubai Creek area

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed has approved a design by the Spanish-Swiss neo-futuristic architect Santiago Calatrava. Construction starts in a few months.

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  • RTA plans to convert 50% of Dubai Taxi fleet to hybrid cabs by 2021

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    The plan envisages the deployment of 4750 hybrid taxicabs and 34 per cent reduction in carbon emission

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  • Caterpillar cuts 670 more jobs after sales losses

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    Caterpillar cuts jobs at home as revenues continue to slide due to its struggling mining sector

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  • Bank pledges $144m for Egypt's energy infrastructure, ports

    Egypt February 07 , 2016

    The financing is alongside a $72m senior loan and $22m mezzanine loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and a $72m equivalent loan from the Commercial International Bank (CIB).

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  • Dubai's second largest developer posts $1.19 billion profit

    February 04 , 2016

    "While development remains Nakheel's core business activity, the plan to increase cash-generating assets of the business is also paying dividend," it said last night.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 world’s fastest growing megacities

    February 03 , 2016

    According to United Nations, these are the ten most rapidly expanding megacities (cities with more than 10 million inhabitants). The UN has also provided estimates for urbanisation up to 2025.

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  • Egyptians for Housing plans $102m tower project

    Egypt February 03 , 2016

    Egyptians Housing has delivered 50 per cent of the residential villas compound in New Cairo with total investments worth EGP220m.

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  • Dubai is busiest international airport for second year running

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    78,014,838 used the UAE's biggest airport in 2015 l- that's 9 million more than its nearest rival, London Heathrow.

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  • New Dubai library to be largest in the region

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    The new seven-storey library will house 1.5 million volumes, 1 million audio books and 2 million e-books

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  • Nakheel awards $381m contract to China State, Korea's Ssangyong

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    The contract will include construction of a three-tower complex for residential and commercial use

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  • Dubai tourism strong despite NYE hotel blaze

    Thailand February 01 , 2016

    Booking numbers for the first quarter of the year have shown positive growth despite anticipated economic challenges ahead

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  • GE signs $1bn deals to upgrade Iraq power grid

    Iraq February 01 , 2016

    The GE ‘Power Up Plan’ comprises a set of technological upgrades and solutions to ensure essential incremental power, adding 700MW to the national grid in time for summer.

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  • New deal aims to make Dubai "open-air museum"

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    Officially launched in 2014, The campaign was part of the inaugural project of the Government of Dubai Media Office’s initiative Brand Dubai that aims to make public spaces an open air gallery

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  • Dubai Design District launches 21 smart initiatives

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The district will introduce smart parking meters, smart energy meters, smart waste management and smart access control systems under the new measures.

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  • DEWA opens consultancy tender for $27bn green fund

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The "Dubai Green Fund" fund will provide low-cost loans for investors in Dubai's clean energy sector as part of wider green energy investment programme.

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  • Damac boss will “strip naked on TV and resign” if property market crashes

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The bold claim follows Dubai’s property prices falling 12.2 per cent in 2015, the largest drop seen in any city worldwide.

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  • RTA awards contract for International City entrance ways

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    A two-lane bridge is planned to be constructed at the juncture of Al Awir and Nouakchott Roads

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  • Tendering process goes smart in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality and Tejari launch ‘Automation of Engineering Contracts’ project to develop new procedures on electronic-based tendering and awarding of bids

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  • Dubai visitor numbers soar in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai welcomes record 14.2 million overnight visitors , double the growth of the global tourism industry. Growth is forecast to continue as emirate boosts hotel rooms and increases leisure attractions

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  • REPORT: Construction slump a ‘blessing in disguise’

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    JLL says project delays will help stabilise the property market by preventing excessive supply.

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  • Lack of bank funding to affect UAE property market

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    “Banks are understandably becoming more cautious, it’s going to be more difficult to get lending and the terms are going to be tighter,” said Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 projects in Makkah and Madinah

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia's construction industry is preparing for yet another busy year with several housing, healthcare and transport projects. The Big 5 Hub looks at the ten most important projects under construction in Makkah and Madinah.

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  • Etihad Rail suspends tendering for phase 2 of UAE rail network

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    The announcement comes amid reports of restructuring as government spending slows due to oil prices

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  • Dubai freezone reveals new arrivals

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    In total, DSP has welcomed 20 new business partners to its community in Q4 2015, bringing the total number of industry specific businesses in the community to 300.

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  • New pool & spa partnership will offer new construction opportunities

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    Piscine Global, Lyon, partners with leading Dubai exhibition organiser dmg events to bring Piscine Middle East from Abu Dhabi to the Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • First phase of Sharjah eco-tourism project completed

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    Shurooq says that an estimated $68m will be invested over the next few years.

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  • DEWA calls on students to join first Solar Decathlon Middle East

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    DEWA organises Solar Decathlon Middle East with AED10 million ($2.7m) in prizes for university students

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  • Arabtec, TAV win Bahrain airport contract

    Bahrain January 25 , 2016

    The scope of the contract includes the construction of the terminal, a services building and aircraft bay.

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  • MENA’s healthcare real estate sector continues to grow

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    “Healthcare real estate is an untapped asset.''

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  • Dubai achieves world record for lowest water loss rate of 8.26%

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    DEWA has exceeded major European and American companies by cutting water network losses from 9.1% in 2014 to 8.26% in 2015, compared to 15% in North America.

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  • Dubai awards $71m contract for 46km water network extension

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    DEWA awards multi-million dollar project to boost emirate's water supply by 2018 in the south of the emirate.

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  • New postage stamp features Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    A new postage stamp has been issued in the United Arab Emirates to mark the sixth birthday of the world's tallest building.

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  • Global solar PV installations to reach 321 gigawatts by year-end

    Saudi Arabia January 24 , 2016

    New research forecasts 64 gigawatts of solar PV to be installed globally in 2016, led by the United States and China.

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  • UPDATE: Address hotel fire caused by electrical fault

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2016

    An electrical fault from an exposed wire has been said to be the official cause of the New Years' hotel blaze

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  • dmg events announces Matt Denton as new President for Middle East, Asia and Africa operations

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2016

    "I was delighted to be instrumental in persuading him to rejoin dmg events in 2010 and I am pleased that he will now take the helm of our Middle East, Asia and Africa portfolio,” said Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events.

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  • Vietnam signs $2.2bn power project with Saudi, Korean firms

    Saudi Arabia January 21 , 2016

    The pact comes as Vietnam faces a shortage in power supply amid the developing country's ever-increasing demand for electricity to fuel economic expansion, which hit a five-year high of 6.7 percent in 2015.

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  • Dubai’s first rainforest ‘bio-dome’ to open this year

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The Green Planet, set to open on City Walk in Dubai, will recreate the world of a tropical rainforest with over 3,000 species of plants and animals, Meraas said. It will also house a 25-metre-tall tree.

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  • Dubai’s Burj Al Arab about to get bigger

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The unique concept - believed to be a global first in resort hotel design – will accommodate 32 beach cabanas, 400 sun loungers, two swimming pools, a restaurant and a bar. It will be called Burj North Deck.

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  • Expo 2020: Wamda partner to drive collaborative entrepreneurship

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    Dubai Expo 2020 is beginning to have a direct effect on the wider economy with the news that a new partnership has been set up to boost collaboration between businesses of all sizes

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  • DEWA awards $35.4m contract to extend major water networ

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The project is expected to be completed within 30 months of its start date. The NDRC network will be launched and will be fully-operational once all extension work has been completed.

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  • Abu Dhabi issues 9,228 new trade licenses in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The number of trade licenses registered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi now totals 109,415, with 68,678 licenses in Abu Dhabi City, 30,844 in Al Ain and 9,893 in the Western Region. Out of this number, the number of active licenses is 84,018 across the emirate.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts leases nearly two-thirds of Riverland Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    The company has confirmed that it has exceeded its 2015 target for its Riverland dining and retail space

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